NEW DELHI: The government will hold a global summit on artificial intelligence on 11-12 April to exchange ideas with the industry and academia on use of AI for social transformation, greater inclusion and citizen empowerment.

The summit, RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment), will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

The national AI portal -- -- that the government planned since 2018, also went live from today. It will be regularly updated with information on future initiatives, breakthroughs and developments in India in the field of AI.

A startup expo -- Startup Pitchfest -- will be held from 10 April on the sidelines of the summit where AI startups from India can showcase their work and pitch for investment.

The summit will see participation from major tech companies including Intel, Microsoft and AWS in addition to researchers and scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Indian Institute of Technology.

“... PM wanted to have a summit where we could bring AI experts from industry and universities from across the world ...The summit will facilitate an exchange of ideas to further create a mass awareness about the need to ethically develop and practice AI," said Abhishek Singh, president and CEO of National e-Governance Division said at a press briefing in New Delhi.

The government has been very keen on leveraging emerging technologies like AI in various areas. AI and ML also featured extensively in the 2020 union budget with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposing to use it in various existing and future projects such as the proposed national policy for statistics and the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme.

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