2020 to be ‘Year of AI’ in Telangana

Hyderabad: The Telangana government
has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging tech-
nology, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, IT and Industries said here on Wednesday.

“The year 2020 is going to be celebrated in Telangana as AI year. And throughout the year, we will be running multiple programs and activities.

A lot of hackathons and meetings will happen and the government agencies will give challenges and make available
data sets on which you (companies) can run algorithms,” he said speaking at a pro-gramme. Ranjan said the state government has signed up with NITI Aayog, which has come out with the ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ to run pilot projects in Telangana.

He said IT industry body NASSCOM is setting up a Centre of Excellence in Data
Sciences and AI here, which is expected to start its activities in 2020.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, mohammedhussain.reporter@gmail.com Twitter: @writetohussain

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