8,00,000 Jobs by 2021 in Artificial Intelligence says KTR || The Year of AI 2020 Telangana

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2020 Year of AI

The government of Telangana has announced 2020 as the Year of AI. Information Technology (IT) Minister K T Rama Rao said that the aim of the government was to establish Hyderabad as one of the top 25 global innovation hubs.


KTR Announces 2020 as Year of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Telangana


Speaking at the launch of a series of initiatives related to AI here, the minister said that AI could address complex problems beyond the capability of traditional methods and would be useful for the government to transform lives of citizens.

The government plans to attract and enable 200 AI innovators/startups leading to a valuation of $3-4 billion to build their base in Hyderabad

Along with launching the logo and website marking 2020 as the Year of AI, the Minister also unveiled the Calendar of Year of AI marking several events around AI lined up for the year.

KTR about Artificial Intelligence


Key pillars for developing Artificial Intelligence in Telanagana 


The first pillar is creating datasets and developing data exchange platform


KTR mentioned that the government has identified 6 key pillars to strategize AI creation of datasets and developing a data exchange platform whose aim will be democratized seamless availability of data in the areas of mobility, healthcare, agriculture and e-governance that can be used in innovation, governance and successful business outcomes.


The second pillar is making the required infrastructure available by setting up supercomputing infrastructure.

“We plan to make available a high-performance AI computing (HPAIC) infrastructure to startups and research centers,” he said.


Telangana has 30 crore datasets.


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“We have premier institutes like IIIT-H, IIT-H and BITS offering various programmes ranging from short term courses to undergraduate and graduate programmes in AI.


Quoting the report of NASSCOM, Rama Rao said there would be need of about 2.3 lakh data scientists and AI professionals in India and there would be 19 different job roles in AI.


The third is the availability of quality talent pool through various hackathons and certification programs along with training 30,000 students in AI/ML/DS and Deep Learning in the next three years.

The govt also launched our ICT policy in the year 2016. we have identified 8 emerging technologies which include,

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Deep Learning


Telangana ranked is ranked as one of the top states in the blockchain by the govt.


NASSCOM report says that the AI Industry in India will be 16 Billion by2025 fro the current 2 Billion and it is expected to generate 80,0000 by 2021.


The fourth pillar is governance, ethics, and privacy.


“We plan to develop a governance framework in key sectors and set up an advisory council on the ethical use of data and further develop guidelines that would help to organizations implement practices and measures in the model framework,” he said.


The fifth pillar is research and innovation wherein the government would like to develop human capacity in advanced AI technologies aimed at solving India specific problems by attracting talented researchers across the world to work at our research centers.


“Government would also continue to support Govtech innovation by startups by procuring emerging technologies solutions from them.

We have startups who are moving to Hyderabad because of the ecosystem present here and because the Telangana Govt is acting as the primary buyer or the first customer for emerging technologies, including AI,” Rao said.

The final pillar is enabling AI adoption and community collaboration wherein the state is already leading the way globally for ‘Government-as-a-buyer’ for AI which is transforming public service delivery and governance with deep technology.





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