Telangana government declares 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year
The state government of Telangana has decided to declare 2020 as Year of Artificial Intelligence and thus will be organising various activities related to emerging technology throughout the year. This comes in the backdrop of emerging talent pool as well as renewed focus by industry and other ecosystem players on AI space in last 4-5 years.
Throughout the year 2020, which is going to be celebrated in Telangana as AI year, the state government will be running multiple programs, meetings and activities such as hackathons, master classes and other activities.
The government agencies will give challenges and make available data sets on which companies can run algorithms.
The state government has signed up with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), which has come out with ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence‘ to run pilot projects in Telangana. Telangana was 1st State to sign up with NITI Aayog when they prepared ‘AI for All’ document.
IT industry body NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) is setting up a Centre of Excellence in Data Sciences and AI in Hyderabad, Telangana. This CoE is expected to start its activities in 2020.
Also, IIT- Khargapur is also coming up with its regional centre in Hyderabad to train students in AI in partnership with State government.