National Artificial Intelligence Mission (N-AIM)

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A central task force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has suggested creating a National Artificial Intelligence Mission (N-AIM).



Artificial Intelligence

It is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programmes. AI should be seen as a scalable problem solver in India rather than only as a booster of economic growth.

Task Force on AI

The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has constituted a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation.

The Task force will explore the possibilities to leverage AI for development across various fields. It will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government industry and research, institutions.


The panel has recommended an inter-ministerial National Artificial Intelligence Mission (N-AIM), that will act as a nodal agency for coordinating AI related activities in India.

The core activities include funding establishment of a network among Academia, services industry, product industry, startups and Government ministries, besides helping studies to identify concrete projects in each domain of focus.

Enabling policies and forging bilateral cooperation with countries like Canada, Germany, Israel, UK and US to develop AI solutions for social and economic problems and sharing the best practices were also recommended.


Source-The Indian Express.