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Raise 2020: Here Are The Top Quotes From The Event

The recently concluded RAISE 2020 – The Responsible AI for Social Empowerment virtual summit hosted a global meeting of best minds to exchange ideas around AI for social empowerment, inclusion and transformation in various industries. Inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by the likes of Mukesh Ambani, Ajay Sawhney, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Amitabh Kant, among others, the five-day event hosted many engaging sessions by these ingenious minds. We list some interesting statements made at RAISE 2020, in this article. 

Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, India

AI is a tribute to human intelligence power. At every step of history, India has led the world in knowledge and learning.

Human creativity and emotions continue to be our greatest strengths. They are our unique advantage over machines (AI).

It remains our collective responsibility to ensure trust in how AI is used. Algorithm transparency is key to establishing this trust. Equally important is accountability. We must protect the world against the weaponisation of AI by non-state actors.

The teamwork of AI, along with humans, can do wonders for our planet.

We want India to become a global hub for AI. Many Indians are already working on this. I hope many more do so in the times to come.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

In the past, nations have competed on physical, financial, human and intellectual capital. But, in the coming decades, nations will increasingly compete with digital capital. India has a unique advantage to harness its enormous digital capital for AI-driven development, which is “bottom-up and inclusive”.

In the coming decades, the total non-biological intelligence will exceed rational intelligence of the entire human population. But AI will never replace the human mind.

Indian industry is ready. Indian youth are ready. Indeed, the entire nation is ready to implement an agenda that will promote AI for a strong, sustainable and equitable ‘new India.’

AI and other associated technologies of the fourth Industrial Revolution will vastly expand our capacity to solve the most complex and pressing problems before India and the world.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Communications and Law & Justice, GOI

AI will be meaningful only when it brings improvement in the lives of ordinary citizens.

The AI ecosystem will promote a large pool of skilled professionals to handle its development in different segments.

We welcome AI because it has enormous potential to generate development and bring equity and delivery.

Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & IT, GOI

We are taking steps to promote the development and integration of AI into important spheres of life. RAISE 2020 will serve as a starting point for India to become a data-driven society that leverages AI for social good.

Together we can create infinite opportunities. India can contribute tremendously in not just Big Data but diverse data.

We must have two things: the ability to solve problems, along with problems to solve. India has both

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, GOI

India is developing AI-based solutions for social empowerment across spheres like healthcare, education, finance, agriculture and governance. On the strength of its data and innovation prowess, India can become the AI laboratory of the world, delivering intuitive solutions to a wide range of societal issues.

India’s digital footprint is its key strength. We are still at the beginning of this new digital area, but the RAISE 2020 AI Summit has cemented India’s position in the world.

Dr Arvind Krishna, CEO, IBM

I firmly believe that India can lead the AI technology revolution. India has the world’s largest community of developers, a large startup ecosystem, and a strong scientific and engineering culture.

Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons

Developing a policy framework will accelerate the development of AI-based solutions in a significant way.

For the last two decades, there have been two important developments. First, we have developed data on an exponential scale. Second, AI, Cloud Computing & Machine Learning has gained traction. Now it is our duty to use these developments which have matured in the last two decades for the good of our country.

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Srishti Deoras
Srishti currently works as Associate Editor at Analytics India Magazine. When not covering the analytics news, editing and writing articles, she could be found reading or capturing thoughts into pictures.

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