Telangana to Declare 2020 as the Year of AI

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Telangana is fast establishing itself as the leader in emerging technologies. As we welcome the new decade, the Government of Telangana has been busy ushering in 2020 as the state’s “Year of AI”.

On 18th Dec, a roundtable was organized in the capital city of Hyderabad, to formulate AI-specific incentives and Telangana’s AI strategy framework document. AI experts from all over the country are contributing to the document, and it will be finalized after several rounds of consultations.

“The state has already operationalized it’s Blockchain framework document and Drone framework document. With AI and Big Data Analytics expected to generate 800,000 jobs in India by 2021, Telangana will now launch it’s AI program in 2020, which will be implemented by NASSCOM and guided by the AI framework document,” said Sri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana.

On 2nd Jan, Sri KT Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister of ITE&C, I&C and MA&UD will officially declare 2020 as the Year of AI for Telangana, announce exciting AI projects and launch the calendar of events. Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MeitY and Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog are invited to grace the occasion.

Several industry and academic leaders are collaborating to design the year of AI programme and will officially sign MoUs with the government. All major industry leaders and AI experts are coming together for the inaugural celebrations in Hyderabad.

Time: 11 am to 1 pm, 2nd January 2020
Venue: Hotel Green Park, Begumpet Rd, Leelanagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016.