Microsoft shows the way to unlock full potential of AI for India to redefine industries and every individual to transform society.
Imagining the capability of AI for India, and proceeding in its mission to empower India, Microsoft point by point the nation’s availability for AI in a whitepaper titled ‘Age of Intelligence’. Concentrating on making India a digital economy, with present day portable infrastructure, skilling up the workforce, and decreased information expenses and cross-industry coordinated effort will make for a situation helpful for broaden data network and digital administrations to the under served segments of the populace, Microsoft said in a whitepaper on AI, uncovered at the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) 2019.
The whitepaper titled ‘Age of Intelligence’ outlines difficulties and openings as for AI and how adjusted and forward looking government policies, mechanical headways including developing web entrance and availability will help receive rewards of digital transformation in years to come. Besides, Microsoft requires the technology business to effectively accomplice and engage to help understand India’s worldwide yearnings in AI, given that a large number of the activities laid out in that need technology as the backbone to accomplish scale, proficiency and supportability. Cloud infrastructure and fast sending of intelligent cloud administrations will assume a key job in driving AI adoption and advantages in the nation.
Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India said “Our desire is to empower a human-focused way to deal with AI. India is as of now at an inflection point in the adoption of AI. Expanding on the four foundational pillars – empowering digital transformation crosswise over enterprises, forging coalitions for development, assembling a future-prepared workforce and making continued societal impact will open and quicken the capability of AI. The majority of this ought to be done inside an overall ethical framework for AI advancement and usage.”
In this paper, Microsoft presents an industry point of view on the ‘Age of Intelligence’ that this world is leaving upon, wherein intelligence will be knowledgeable about each aspect: in items and administrations, in the manner in which people convey, how organizations work and collaborate, and how society and nations advance. Microsoft AI is a dream for empowerment – for each engineer to advance, each association to reclassify businesses and each person to change societies.
Developers to innovate
Microsoft is democratizing AI and is making the technology utilized in building its very own AI applications accessible on Azure to empower engineers and organizations in taking care of their most troublesome issues.
For example, a test in India identifies with incorporation given India’s linguistic diversity and education. This outcomes in a digital language hindrance, with services not being effectively open to all nationals. Simulated intelligence is assuming a key job in expelling this boundary, by empowering voice acknowledgment, content to discourse and interpretation for all key Indian languages. When that is completely accessible, all services can be offered to all residents, in the language of their decision. Microsoft is firmly working with designers to convey these services to all real Indian languages.
Enterprises to redefine
Enterprises can achieve far more with a comprehensive AI infusion to every application, every business process, and every employee productivity tools. AI enables organizations to make better-informed decisions by making it easy to derive insights from data, helping them expand and improve customer engagement & experiences, optimize operations, and improve offerings. Reimagining business processes with AI also makes work more efficient, saving employees time so they can focus on higher priorities.
Healthcare – Healthcare sector will be transformed through effective use of analytics driven insights decoding the complex data available, which so far remained a significant challenge worldwide. Microsoft has enabled analytics-driven personalized treatment plans based on a patient’s genetic makeup, medical history, lifestyle, along with cloud-based solutions to empower healthcare organizations and help them build and deploy compliant, virtual health assistants can provide users with conversational and engaging access to the most relevant and accurate healthcare services and information.
For instance, Narayana Health is looking at new avenues to optimize its operations and augment patient care with technology. One of the ongoing projects being piloted internally is to use Artificial Intelligence to decipher X-Rays to point out any irregularities from a normal X-Ray, which would help doctors save time in diagnosis.
Public Sector- AI tools enable governments to connect with their citizens more effectively, eliminate waste, deliver public services, and protect sensitive information. Microsoft’s Smart Cities – Intelligent technology and Citizen services tools are designed to tackle common challenges such as fee and toll management, traffic optimization, and sustainability as well as help provide citizens with easier access to consolidated government services through tracking, search, and conversational bots.
Education- Technology is creating unprecedented opportunities to connect students to the world around them and help them realize their full potential. Teachers, administrators, and technology innovators are collaborating to solve some of the most pressing challenges in education through AI. Microsoft’s AI is helping in enhancing accessibility in the classrooms and providing school-wide AI insights into student success and risk across entire schools or school districts and help educators make informed decisions on how to improve students performance at scale.
As India surges forward with its digital transformation, large and small organizations – both public and private – are waking up to the power of cloud computing, data analytics and intelligence. They are already beginning to use the transformative power of the cloud to improve their lives and businesses.
Society to transform
AI is a powerful tool for increasing access to information, education, employment, government services, as well as social and economic opportunities.
In its work to deploy AI, Microsoft is working with policy think tanks and research organizations such as NITIi Aayog (National Institute for Transforming India) and ICRISAT and industry bodies such as CII & NASSCOM in creating and adopting frameworks to accelerate AI-led digital transformation across sectors, particularly agriculture, health, education and skilling. This will help frame the guard rails of where and how AI should be used to instill trust and responsibility across AI-based systems.
India is digitally ready for a comprehensive AI framework aligned to industries long-term strategy. With the size of the market and opportunity for growth it’s imperative to implement AI for India that brings economic, societal and inclusive growth. Microsoft is best positioned to address the current AI needs and ready to support all stakeholders across the entire spectrum including government, businesses, and communities by collaborating with them to accelerate all AI opportunities to drive critical growth for India’s progress.