Microsoft, Niti Aayog sign pact to deploy AI tools in agri, healthcare

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

Oct 12, 2018 01:10 IST India Infoline News Service

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

Microsoft 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 added.

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

-With inputs from Agencies

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