Yesterday, Intel India hosted an artificial intelligence virtual summit — all.ai, where the company announced an applied AI research center, INAI. Given India’s diversity and population, the strategy to democratize AI demands a different approach than other nations. To address such challenges, the five-day conference is focused on democratizing AI for population-scale impact.
The AI research center will determine and solve India-specific challenges in the healthcare and smart mobility segment. For smart mobility, INAI will assist in analyzing and reducing road accidents. And in healthcare, it will work to enable solutions to extend health coverage and develop superior ML models for predicting non-communicable diseases.
The idea behind the initiative is to create national assets by curating datasets, providing computational resources, and tools and frameworks, to attract global talents in research work.
Instilled in IIIT Hyderabad, INAI will become foundational for India to leverage artificial intelligence for social good. “The ultimate benchmark of the success of AI will be how far it leads to social improvement. Digital India should ensure digital inclusion, achieved through homegrown tech which are developmental in character,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India, at the virtual event.
INAI will be a combined effort of Intel India, the government of Telangana, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Collaborating with a wide range of institutions will enable the research center to innovate and deploy AI-based solutions to solve strenuous problems in India.
“The launch of INAI, the Applied AI Research Center in Hyderabad, is a key milestone in our digitalization journey,” said Sri K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, the government of Telangana. “I strongly believe it is imperative for all ecosystem stakeholders to collectively work with a synchronous effort towards realizing our AI vision for enabling better governance and elevating quality of life for our people.”