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IAMAI creates AI-Big Data Committee for making AI mainstream

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has formed a new industry expert committee, under its Emerging Technology Council, focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. The AI/Big Data Committee is the latest step in its efforts to evangelise AI/Big data adoption in business and government to drive economic growth and skill development, and tackle complex bottom of pyramid challenges. 

AI will redefine businesses in every industry sector – healthcare, education/ training, security, automobiles, and more. These sectors use of AI will intersect with other emerging technologies like blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and more. 

Reflecting AI’s transformational power, the Committee’s mandate is to identify the opportunities and challenges that will define the growth of India’s AI ecosystem, in partnership with government, industry and startups. 

In exploring how Indian industry can build a robust AI/Big data ecosystem, the Committee will specifically focus on nurturing India’s talent ecosystem, in particular by driving skill development; and on evangelising AI acceptance and use, by engaging with business, industry and government. The Committee’s experts will also focus on how AI could power specific kinds of solutions for specific sectors. 

The committee is chaired by Vinay Kumar, Director Artificial Intelligence, Azure and Search Partnership at Microsoft and co-chaired by Gyan Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO at FirstWall. Other prominent industry members of the committee include senior leaders from Google, ZOHO, MakeMyTrip, Sense AI, InMoBI, VTION, and Netree, among others. 

Commenting on the development, Jitender S Minhas, CEO, IAMAI Startup Foundation, said, “This is one of the initiatives by IAMAI to bring together industry leaders in AI sector and collectively help in developing the AI ecosystem in India. One of the major focus of the committee would be driving skills development, evangelising startups and focusing on using the technology for solving real problem in sectors like health, education, automobile, logistics and financial sectors.” 

Gyan Gupta, Co-Chairperson of the Committee, added here, “AI will rule the future, and for that to happen it has to become mainstream. Industry will need use cases, help and support to make it happen. And that is the main purpose of this committee. I think this is absolutely the much required step, and I am really glad and proud to be associated with this committee.”

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