The Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has highlighted the Indian government’s determination to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-powered solutions that will benefit the country and transform the lives of its people.

Speaking at the Technology Round Table, organised by Business Standard in Bengaluru, the Minister said that AI would be a kinetic enabler of India’s digital economy and make governance smarter and more data-led. The theme of the event was “AI and Business: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges.”

Securing India’s position as one of the leading nations in the AI space is the broad vision of the country’s AI programme, according to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar. He added that the Government is working in partnership with academia, startups, and industry players to develop cutting-edge applications and scalable problem solutions in various fields, such as agriculture, health, and sustainable cities, thereby catalysing an effective AI ecosystem.

Expanding the AI Compute and GPU infrastructure in partnership with technology companies is part of the IndiaAI programme. This expansion will catalyse the growth and innovation of emerging technologies while laying guardrails for ethical and safe use, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said. He also added that one of the programme’s objectives is to create a model of responsible and ethical AI for India and the world.

In addition to developing technology, the Prime Minister has emphasised the importance of making India a global talent hub for AI under the IndiaAI programme. Skilling efforts to re-skill and up-skill professionals to be adept with emerging technologies are being implemented, as well as equipping young Indians with industry-ready and future-ready skills, the Minister said.


The Indian Government is committed to the development of AI and AI-powered solutions to transform the country’s digital economy and governance. With the IndiaAI programme, the government is working with various partners to create a responsible and ethical AI ecosystem while expanding the AI infrastructure. The skilling efforts will enable Indian professionals and young individuals to become industry-ready and future-ready, establishing India as a global talent hub for AI.


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