In a step that will have numerous positive ramifications, the Union Department of Telecommunications has invited papers on artificial intelligence to further research in the country.
A committee on standardisation in AI technologies has been formed by the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications to develop necessary AI standards. The scope of the committee will be mainly to identify the gaps and challenges towards developing the standards in different areas of AI; develop these AI standards with India specific requirements and formulate the framework for AI Indian stack.
A DoT committee has invited papers for AI which would address different aspects of AI like:
- Functional network architecture
- AI architecture
- Data structures required
- The type of interfaces and protocols
- Technologies employed
- Systems deployed
- Interoperability Standards
- Digital rights
- Ethical standards in AI
- Preserving algorithm openness
- Technological mapping and leveraging AI for national missions
“As AI proliferates and AI find more and more use cases for practical implementation, there is a need for evolving standard Indian AI stack which will improve trustworthiness levels, bring interoperability, protect digital rights and evolve ethical standards in AI,” said the DoT circular.