Microsoft India signs pact with NITI Aayog for AI tools in agriculture, healthcare
15, Dec 2018
Prelims level : AI tools in agriculture
Mains level : Science & Technology | Indigenization of technology & developing new technology
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- Microsoft India has signed an agreement with NITI Aayog to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare.
Microsoft India will support NITI Aayog by combining the cloud, AI, research and its vertical expertise for new initiatives and solutions across several core areas.
Microsoft will also accelerate the use of AI for the development and adoption of local language computing.
Under the agreement, Microsoft will provide NITI Aayog advanced AI-based solutions to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare.
It will include farm advisory services, healthcare screening models at Primary Health Centres, and building capacity for AI through education.
Additionally Microsoft will promote STEM education in the areas of AI studies and data sciences for young women in institutes identified by NITI Aayog.
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