IIT Patna to Play Prominent Role in India's AI Initiative

1.Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya has been appointed Chairman of the Committee for Standardization in Artificial Intelligence, set up by Bureau of Indian Standards under Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The committee comprises of (a) IISC Bengaluru, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad; (b) MeitY, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR); (c) TCS, Google India, IBM India, Samsung, CSI (Computer society of India), IBM Research, Intel Research, and Microsoft Research.

2.Prof. Bhattacharyya has also been made member of committee on Artificial Intelligence set up by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The task of the committee is policy formulation in Platform and Data for AI. This committee will work in conjunction with three other committees focusing on (i) cyber security, safety, legal and ethical issues, (ii) Technological mapping, skilling and re-skilling and (iii) leveraging AI for national missions.