Mi­crosoft In­dia signs pact with Niti for AI tools

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - —PTI

New Delhi: Mi­crosoft In­dia said on Fri­day it has signed an agree­ment with Niti Aayog to de­ploy ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) tech­nolo­gies to ad­dress chal­lenges in agri­cul­ture and health­care, and pro­mote adop­tion of lo­cal lan­guage com­put­ing, among oth­ers.

Mi­crosoft In­dia will sup­port NITI Aayog by com­bin­ing the cloud, AI, re­search and its ver­ti­cal expertise for new ini­tia­tives and so­lu­tions across sev­eral core ar­eas, the com­pany said in a state­ment.

Mi­crosoft will also ac­cel­er­ate the use of AI for the devel­op­ment and adop­tion of lo­cal lan­guage com­put­ing, in ad­di­tion to build­ing ca­pac­ity for AI among the work­force through ed­u­ca­tion, the state­ment said.

Un­der the agree­ment, Mi­crosoft will pro­vide Niti Aayog ad­vanced Ai-based so­lu­tions to ad­dress chal­lenges in agri­cul­ture and health­care in­clud­ing farm ad­vi­sory ser­vices, health­care screen­ing mod­els at Pri­mary Health Cen­tres, and build­ing ca­pac­ity for AI through ed­u­ca­tion among oth­ers.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the state­ment said Mi­crosoft will pro­mote STEM ed­u­ca­tion in the ar­eas of AI stud­ies and data sci­ences for young women in in­sti­tutes iden­ti­fied by NITI Aayog.

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