Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao released the report “Telangana’s Year of AI 2020 and Beyond” in Hyderabad. The report highlights Telangana’s AI Framework, which outlines the six-pronged strategy to achieve the vision of positioning Telangana as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence and foster social innovation.
“We commemorated 2020 as Telangana’s Year of AI last year on 2nd January 2020. Exactly one year later, I am elated to share the success of the Year of AI program, which did not just survive the pandemic but also thrived in it. The initiative has been a catalyst, which has today catapulted Telangana to the forefront of the AI race to excellence,” said KT Rama Rao. The government has set up T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) to drive the implementation of the AI Framework. In all, over 120 events were organized throughout the year.
The report mentions initiatives and activities launched by a number of partners such as Intel, International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Hyderabad, Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI), Centre for 4th Industrial Revolution(C4IR) World Economic Forum, Amazon Web Services(AWS), nVIDIA, Microsoft, Wadhwani AI, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Hyderabad, Hexagon, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) Hyderabad, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) and many more.
“I take great pride in Telangana’s multilateral collaborative approach and take this opportunity to thank the efforts of our active ecosystem partners in Telangana,” said Jayesh Ranjan, IT principal secretary.