Government postpones mega Artificial Intelligence Summit to October

NEW DELHI: The Government has postponed its mega summit on Artificial Intelligence called RAISE 2020 - ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ from April due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Summit which will be inauraged by the prime minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi is expected to be attended by pepresentatives from the global AI industry.

The Summit is expected to brainstorming sessions and charter a course to use AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment in key areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility amongst other sectors.

Abhishek Singh, President and CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), MeitY said, “The registrations are open for all participants and the process will remain the same as before. All AI startups are welcome to participate through the same procedure for the Startup Pitchfest. The step to postpone the Summit is a public health measure for containment and mitigation of the current COVID-19 outbreak.”

The RAISE 2020 Summit is expected to feature some of the most exciting global startups working in Artificial Intelligence related fields and is expected to have multiple events such as the AI Startup Pitchfest, AI Startup Theater and The AI Startup Awards.