A vibrant culture of web3, metaverse, VR, blockchain and other related technologies has been thriving in Tamil Nadu. Hence, the Tamil Nadu government is trying to develop new policies to support the web3 ecosystem.
The state houses several technological advancements like AI robots in the airport, AI panic buttons for women’s safety in buses, and AI systems on train tracks to prevent animal collisions. Other than these, the government’s new policies will aim to connect emerging tech start-ups with the academic network of over 570+ engineering colleges to fester research and spur innovation.
Mano Thangraraj, Tamil Nadu’s Information Technology Minister, also spoke on the topic at the TechNext 2022 – Future of the Web 3.0 conference and said, “We have initiated interactions with the information technology (IT) sector and academia and could bring change in the sector.”
He released a report titled “Metaverse and Web 3.0 opportunities in India – Nurturing Tamil Nadu’s growth ambitions through next-gen technologies.” The report highlighted all significant IT focusing big on these technologies via design, development, research, and support services alongside XR, 5G, IoT, and AI in the state.
The state now has its artificial intelligence-generated NFT called “Netru, Indru, Nalai” (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow). It was also launched at the TechNext 2022 Web3 conference.