Artificial Intelligence in India – Opportunities, Risks, and Future Potential

Posted on July 13, 2018
By Team InMobi

In a recent interview with TechEmergence, InMobi’s Avi Patchava, VP Data Sciences ML & AI, spoke about what he believes are India’s four biggest strengths to face the upcoming AI disruption. Read his views below:

·“India has an abundance of engineering talent which has been trained over the last 2 decades which needs to be funneled into a new direction due to the automation of IT services. This core base of engineering is required to do things with AI at scale”

·“India has a culture that produces a large number of mathematicians, coders, and statisticians (independent of the engineers) Bangalore and to some extent Hyderabad already have decent ecosystem set up. London essentially tried to build its tech ecosystem in the past 5 years Bangalore has been at it for the last 25 years.”

·“Data – We’ve got a country that is rapidly moving towards digitization – For example, the Aadhar or UIDAI Project in India is the largest ever unique identifier project in the world. India is actively pushing more and more into creating public datasets and the fact that it is a democracy helps with this fact over China where public data may be restricted to the government”

·You’ve got over 3 million people who are either directly engaged in the IT services world in India and its around 14% of the Indian GDP. It was skilled work, but it was routine, which makes it a key opportunity for machine learning and automation. The IT services players like Infosys, Wipro etc have noticed this and started internal reorganizations to adopt AI”

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This article was originally published by TechEmergence