Niti Aayog join forces with Microsoft India to inject AI tools in agriculture, healthcare
Microsoft India on Friday signed an agreement with Niti Aayog in order to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in order to address the challenges in agriculture and healthcare sectors.
Announcing the agreement, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, “For our country, the power of Artificial Intelligence needs to be brought to bear in sectors like healthcare, education, environment and agriculture, which are important for the inclusive development of India. This partnership will help us move beyond pilots and understand how to scale AI implementation in sectors characterized by a preponderance of public goods.”
“In healthcare segment, Microsoft will build AI assisted models for Diabetic Retinopathy screening models to support early risk detection, risk assessment and timely medical intervention,” said the company adding that these models will be deployed as Proof of Concept (POCs) across Primary Health Centers identified by NITI Aayog.
(With agency inputs)
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