- On 18th December, a round-table was conducted to formulate AI-specific incentives and Telangana’s AI strategy framework document
- On 2nd January, Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao will announce AI projects and launch the calendar of events
According to a report by Telangana today, the government of Telengana has decided to observe 2020 as the state’s “Year of AI”. Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao will officially declare 2020 as the Year of AI on 2nd January.
On the same day, he will also announce AI projects and launch the calendar of events. Prakash Sawhney, secretary, MeitY and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog have also been invited to attend the event as well.
Telangana’s AI strategy framework document
As per the report, on 18th December, a round-table was organised in Hyderabad. It was done to formulate AI-specific incentives and Telangana’s AI strategy framework document. The roundtable was attended by experts in the field of AI and they contributed to the document. This document will be finalised after several rounds of consultations.
Implemented by Nasscom
The report said that said Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, ITE&C department, government of Telangana said that the state has already operationalised its blockchain framework document and drone framework document. He added that AI and big data analytics is expected to generate 8,00,000 jobs in India by 2021. He further said that Telangana will launch its AI programme in 2020, which will be implemented by Nasscom and guided by the AI framework document.