Mar 21, 2021 23:32 IST

New Delhi [India], March 21 (ANI): Eminent scientists working within the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the world over deliberated on the chances, challenges, and scope of AI technologies bringing about breakthrough options in a variety of sectors, like agriculture, vitality, local weather change, inexpensive housing, and good cities, mentioned Ministry of Science and Technology.
The deliberation came about at a panel dialogue not too long ago on the event of the launch of the U.S. India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI).
According to an announcement from the Ministry, the scientists highlighted how the newly launched U.S. India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) may convey collectively consultants from all over the world for extra such discussions.
USIAI will serve as a platform to discuss opportunities, challenges, and barriers for bilateral AI R&D collaboration, enabling AI innovation, share concepts for creating an AI workforce and recommend modes and mechanisms for catalyzing partnerships. This is a great chance for two countries to synergize research and explore various possibilities,” mentioned Professor Sandeep Verma, Secretary, Science, and Engineering Research Board (SERB), at the web panel dialogue.
Padmanabhan Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, mentioned that AI might help resolve issues in lots of sectors. “It may not solve all the problems but can certainly help us find problem areas and control problems,” he mentioned.
“The possibility through this collaboration in various sectors like healthcare, agriculture, climate control, smart cities, etc., and improving social-economic level by bringing together stakeholder and solve problems is enormous,” mentioned Aseem Ansari, Chair Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis.
Jim Kurose, Distinguished University Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst hoped that long-term collaboration between the 2 international locations would be capable of deal with the challenges of the long run.

“Availability of data and technique excitement has caused a revolution in the AI domain. The field requires thinking on interdisciplinary things and needs to have partners for programs. The shortage of people with the right skills is acute in India, and it is a problem in the US too. Such challenges can be overcome through collaboration, and good science can be done,” mentioned Jitendra Malik Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of Californie Berkeley.
R. Ramanan, Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog Government of India, mentioned that demographic dividend is one of the most important benefits for India.
“Around 150 million students are going to enter the workforce in 5-10 years. Our goal is to drive and create a culture of innovation among this workforce, and this collaborative can help drive the culture of innovation to find a solution for problems of both the countries,” he added.
Speaking on the necessity for AI in bettering biomedicine provide and infrastructure by use of AI, Anurag Agarwal, Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, remarked, “In biomedicine, there is a huge scope of growth by the use of AI. The first is that while we are very good at generating data, we do not necessarily know what to do with it. The second type of problem in biomedicine is that you know what to do, but only a few humans have been training to do it. The third problem is that we have the people, we have the process but do not have scale and sufficiency.”
Elizabeth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, U.S. Department of Energy, mentioned that AI can strengthen bilateral vitality partnerships between the United States and India.
“We have several areas that we envision working with the IUSSTF program on. We are also looking forward to leveraging this platform and its engagement to help bolster our existing bilateral energy partnerships in India, where we share priorities to modernize and strengthen the grid, enhance grid integration of renewables for reliable energy supply, promote smart and innovative efficient buildings and material and decarbonize and electrify the industrial sector,” she mentioned.
The Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) was established in 2000 beneath an settlement between the Governments of India and the United States. It operates by two bilateral agreements: Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (2000) and United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (2009).
The scientists additionally mentioned future safety and privateness considerations surrounding AI and likewise how AI instruments and technologies may rework a number of sectors of the economic system – from deep studying algorithms for most cancers prognosis, software of machine studying to find new supplies, the use of 3D printers in superior manufacturing, to clever techniques with cognition and decision-making talents. (ANI)

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