The nation based on artificial intelligence – The New Indian Express

One of the most interesting pieces of public policy in India these days is where AI is used as a multiplier and what impact it generates.

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence will soon transform the very nature of societal interaction, including the relationship between citizen and state. The metaverse will require new ways of imagining identity in a nation-state, and even the boundaries of what constitutes nations. Therefore, countries that embrace AI and integrate it early into policy making and implementation would reap the benefits of being able to meet citizens’ ever-changing expectations of government.

This essay highlights some of these efforts at different administrative levels, both central and state governments, to embrace artificial intelligence and facilitate better and faster governance.

India’s National Agenda for AI, which was developed by NITI Aayog, sets AI for social good (and for all) as its goal. One of its first steps towards this goal was the development of PARAM SIDDHI AI, the country’s largest high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputer. It is ranked among the top 100 supercomputers in the world.

Some of the key areas where India wants to deploy artificial intelligence first are health, agriculture, education, manufacturing and the financial sector. For example, the national ministry of Jal Shakti used Internet of Things (IoT)-based sensors to monitor water availability and flow in 600,000 villages, and the administration of Tamil Nadu used water-based screening. on AI (via a mobile app called e-Paarwai) to check cataract problems in patients.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the national platform Digital India MyGov used an AI-enabled response tool or bot to ensure that questions from citizens, on how people could stay safe during the crisis, could be answered in real time.

While Punjab is using AI tracing tools to help farmers differentiate between genuine and counterfeit seeds to grow good quality potatoes, Telangana state has used artificial intelligence for digital authentication in real time of retirees. While the state of Uttar Pradesh has used artificial intelligence tools to improve tracking and surveillance in prisons, DRDO has developed AI-powered trackers for use in chest X-rays and checking for lung damage. The National Highways Authority of India is using AI to manage staff attendance verification in the field, while the Supreme Court has enlisted it for better delivery of justice and better flow of information. The Maharashtra government is using AI to provide mass information to people in the state and fine-tune response mechanisms, while Andhra Pradesh has turned to it to help it better forecast its energy needs. States like Telangana have even experimented with using AI-powered drones to deliver last-mile healthcare supplies.

These are just a few of the many uses of artificial intelligence that ripple through governments, whether through administration or the work they do with the many AI start-ups around the world. country.

The opportunity right now in India is this cross-pollination in AI and related technologies between the state and the many entrepreneurs working in this field. This collaboration can iron out last-mile (or first-mile) governance issues and allow political benefits to reach places where it may have been difficult to reach before.

This type of cooperation is invaluable in the areas of health, education (and related job creation) and climate change mitigation, the three issues most likely to be the biggest problems facing governments should tackle as global warming alters the very contours of life.

Some of the challenges to nationhood that may emerge due to the identity nebula triggered by the metaverse could be countered by deepening the beneficial presence of the state to emphasize the benefits of national identity and reduce cognitive dissonance.

Artificial intelligence also has another major advantage: it can provide both scale and detail. And scaling up and down is faster, easier, and less disruptive than perhaps any other mechanism.

Therefore, the more thoroughly and insightfully artificial intelligence is used in governance, the closer India will come to its goal of ensuring that AI works for all and for the greater common good.

Vice President and Head of Research at Invest India, the GoI’s national investment promotion agency

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