INDIA AI MISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Science and Tech )

News-CRUX-10     18th May 2024        
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Context: In a bid to propel India's technological landscape into the future, the government has unveiled a series of ambitious IndiaAI Mission Projects, including upto 50% subsidy.

IndiaAI Mission:

  • Launched: In 2024 for a period of 5 years.
  • Aim: To ensure a structured implementation of the IndiaAI Mission through a public-private partnership model aimed at nurturing India’s AI innovation ecosystem. Democratize the benefits of AI across all strata of society.
  • Objective: To erect a cutting-edge, scalable AI computing infrastructure by deploying over 10,000 Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
  • Key Components: IndiaAI Compute Capacity, IndiaAI Innovation Centre (IAIC), IndiaAI Datasets Platform etc.
  • Fund allocation: Over 10, 300 drore.

Use of Fund:

  • To fortify the IndiaAI Startup Financing mechanism, facilitating streamlined access to funding for budding AI startups and catalyzing their journey from product development to commercialization. 
  • It will enable IndiaAI Innovation Centre (IAIC)  to spearhead the development and deployment of foundational models, with a specific emphasis on indigenous Large Multimodal Models (LMMs) and domain-specific models, leveraging edge and distributed computing for optimal efficiency.
  • IndiaAI Datasets Platform, which will be developed by the Independent Business Division (IBD) of IndiaAI, is slated to receive a boost to enhance accessibility, quality, and utility of public sector datasets, in order to ensure data-driven governance and catalyzing AI-based innovation and research.
  • IndiaAI FutureSkills program will focus on expanding the reach of AI education by increasing the accessibility of graduate and post-graduate AI programs.
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