India Launches National Artificial Intelligence Portal and Skilling Program


INTRO: The Indian government has launched a dedicated AI portal IndiaAI. The portal was launched by India’s Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad over the weekend.

Indian Government Launched An Artificial Intelligence Portal

Dubbed IndiaAI, the portal has been jointly developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and IT Industry. “INDIAai  is a dedicated central hub for everything Artificial Intelligence in India and beyond. It is a  joint initiative of organizations like MeitY, NeGD, and NASSCOM, the website aims to be the trusted content powerhouse in the backdrop of India’s journey to global prominence in Artificial Intelligence,” reads the website.

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Platform For Sharing AI-Related Resources

This new and latest portal will serve as a platform for all type of sharing that is AI-related resources such as articles, startups, investment funds in AI, resources, companies, and educational institutions related to AI in the country. Alongside IndiaAI, Prasad also announced a national program called “Responsible AI for Youth”. The program aims to empower students with relevant AI skill-sets and AI-related tools.

“Responsible AI for Youth Program For Students Of 8th -12th 

According to the government, the program is open to students of classes 8 – 12 from central and state-run schools. In the first phase of the program, each state education department will nominate 10 teachers, who will be responsible to identify 25 – 50 students for the program.

After the selection process, eligible students will attend online training sessions on AI and will be encouraged to submit ideas through a 1-minute video explaining their potential AI project.

Top 50 Project Ideas Will Be Shortlisted For Presentation

From the submitted videos, the government will shortlist 100 ideas. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend residential boot camps or online sessions. The top 50 project ideas will be further shortlisted for presentation and the top 20 in them will then be featured at relevant platforms.

“Responsible AI for Youth” program a new initiative is made possible in partnership with Intel India, National e-Governance Division, Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), and Ministry of Human Resource Development.


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