Microsoft India signs pact with NITI Aayog for AI tools in agriculture, healthcare

Prelims level : AI tools in agriculture Mains level : Science & Technology | Indigenization of technology & developing new technology
No Set Found with this ID

Why in news?

  • 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.
  • Share Socially