India’s AI task force starts working

India’s central government has created an artificial intelligence (AI) task force whose mission includes making recommendations on how to leverage AI, drafting a policy and legal framework to accelerate the deployment of AI technology, and developing recommendations for specific government, industry, and research programmes. The task force, composed of 18 members, will focus its work on domains such as manufacturing, fintech, healthcare, education, human and robot interaction/intelligent automation, big data, and national security. It will also explore the social implications of AI and develop recommendations on how to implement AI in line with ‘India’s needs and its social fabric’.