India-US launches Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced on March 18, 2021, that ‘Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)’ has launched “US India Artificial Intelligence Initiative”. The initiative will focus on the Artificial Intelligence cooperation in priority critical areas for both nations.


The DST while launching the initiative emphasized on the need to scale up the Science & Technology partnership between both the countries. This partnership will help in solving the problems of both countries and overcome the barriers for growth. This partnership between India and US was done on the basis of shared values of openness, transparency and reciprocity. It also encourages the innovation that will benefit both.

US India Artificial Intelligence Initiative (USIAI)

The USIAI will serve as the platform of discussing the challenges, opportunities, development collaboration and barriers for AI research. It will enable the AI innovation. The initiative would also help in sharing the ideas for the development of an AI workforce. The initiative will be recommending the mechanisms and modes to catalyse the partnerships. It will also provide an opportunity for the key stakeholders in order to share their experiences, and identify new opportunities. The areas like R&D will also benefit from this partnership. USIAI will act as a platform for both the nations on which they would discuss the emerging AI landscape. It will also help in addressing the challenge of developing the Artificial Intelligence Workforce. It focuses on the identifying the technical, research, infrastructure & workforce challenges & opportunities. The initiative will also help in bringing together the stakeholders from the United States and India to create synergies which in turn will help in addressing the challenges with respect to science & technology and society.


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