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NITI Aayog signs SoI with ABB India

Published on May 25, 2018
NITI Aayog has signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with ABB to make India Artificial Intelligence ready.

  • It would support the Indian government’s vision of ‘Make in India’ through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • The agreement was signed by Anna Roy, Adviser (Industry), NITI Aayog and Sanjeev Sharma, MD, ABB India in the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and ABB CEO Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer.
  • This collaboration will help India become a center for advanced manufacturing.
  • NITI Aayog will work with ABB across various sectors of the economy, such as the power and water utilities, industries like food as well as the heavy industries and the transport (rail and metro) and infrastructure to suggest solutions for digitalization, incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • NITI Aayog will facilitate participation of policymakers and government functionaries in workshops and training programs organized by ABB India.
  • The training programs are expected to feature subject matter experts and will aim to sensitize policymakers and officials about relevant AI capabilities
  • The first workshop for senior government officials under this collaboration would be organized in June in Bengaluru. 
  • The workshop will focus on digital and automation technologies for the Indian food processing sector. 
  • Similar workshops will be organized for other sectors such as power, urban development and transport in the near future.

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