The government of India on Friday postponed the India's first summit 'RAISE( (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment) on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that was Schedule to be held in the Capital Delhi in October in the wake of growing new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The summit scheduled on October 5-6 was announced as a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and charter a course to use AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in key areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and smart mobility, among other sectors
"The registrations are open for all participants and the process will remain the same as before.All AI startups are welcome to participate through the same procedure for the Startup Pitchfest," said Abhishek Singh, President and CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)."The step to postpone the summit is a public health measure for containment and mitigation of the current COVID-19 outbreak," he added.
The 'Startup Pitchfest' is a platform for startups to showcase their ideas for use of AI in accelerating social transformation, inclusion and empowerment.
The summit aims to create a data-rich environment as India has the potential to be the world's leading AI laboratory that can eventually transform lives globally.