BENGALURU: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said the government would invest in research in new areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics as it looks to prepare the country for the technology of the future.
“Technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and others are the technologies of the future and NITI Aayog will establish a national programme to conduct research and development in these areas,” Jaitley said in his budget speech on Thursday.
Experts have said that IT industry, a large employment creator in the country, will be buffeted by the advent of new technologies. IT companies have also begun investing in these technologies.
The finance minister also said the government would also invest in robotics, big data, quantum communication and other areas. He added that the Department of Science would start a mission on cyber security and set up a centre of excellence.
Author : Economincstimes