Opportunity for India to leapfrog in AI applications

India has the opportunity to leapfrog and show the way to the world when it comes to innovative AI applications, said experts at a workshop on artificial intelligence in Bengaluru.

“Just as we have embraced AI in different formats for our regular lives from maps to voice search and its integration with other applications, we believe with the right innovative business models, it could add significant value to the MSME manufacturing sector,” said Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India, while addressing the workshop organised jointly by NITI Aayog and ABB India recently.

The government think-tank and ABB India have signed a Statement of Intent to support the Indian government to realise its vision of ‘Make in India’ through advanced manufacturing technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics.

In the face of global competition, Indian businesses can use AI to make themselves more competitive globally. Besides, AI solutions can also provide visibility to manufacturing irregularities in the initial stages without having to complete the process cycle to analyse the impact, opined experts.

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According to Anna Roy, Senior Adviser, NITI Aayog, the government policy think-tank is no longer “working on one-way policy plans”. “We have wide and deep interactions with those for whom the policies are intended to focus on,” Roy said.

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