The Telangana government on Wednesday launched the Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Innovation (AI4AI) programme in collaboration with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, India (C4IR), World Economic Forum.
The team from C4IR, WEF India worked closely with the Prof Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) and the Telangana government’s ITE&C department to identify high impact use cases of AI which would benefit both, the farmers and the policymakers.
Speaking at the virtual launch, Telangana industries and IT minister KT Rama Rao said agriculture has been one of the most important sectors for Telangana and it is the right time to bring a digital revolution in this sector. “We feel that AI will offer immense possibilities for farmers, governments and all other stakeholders of the ecosystem,” he said.
“Telangana has defined its vision to be a global leader in emerging technologies, including AI, and has made rapid strides towards achieving the vision. The government of Telangana has declared 2020 as the Year of AI to accelerate AI readiness and develop a conducive AI innovation ecosystem in the state, opening new avenues of AI-led innovation for social impact – especially in the public sector,” KTR said.