PM Modi Says Don’t Fear AI; Unveils ‘FutureSkills’ To Train Indians In AI, Robotics!

PM Modi launched a massive educational program wherein NASSCOM will train 20 lakh Indians in futuristic technologies, which include AI, Robotics and more.


PM Modi Launches AI Training Program

In the last few years, Artificial Intelligence or AI has triggered fears and comprehensions among salaries Indians – Mostly, news about AI snatching away jobs has hogged headlines, and there are sufficient reasons to feel the heat.

However, PM Modi has come out and described AI as the new hope for Indians.

He also launched a massive educational program wherein NASSCOM (The National Association of Software and Services Companies) will train 20 lakh Indians in futuristic technologies, which include AI, Robotics and more.

The name of the program is ‘FutureSkills’.

PM Modi: AI Is The New Hope

While launching Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence (WIAI) at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus, PM Modi has hailed AI as the new hope for all Indians, as it can solve problems, and increase productivity.

He asked Indians not to fear AI but use it to get a better life.

He said, that whenever a disruptive technology is introduced, it induces fear, and this is normal.

He said,

“Every stage of technology revolution has created such doubts. It leads us to two ways: it brings hopes and aspiration and fears and disruption,”

PM Modi reminded all that ancient Indian philosophy connected science with spirituality, and AI is just another extension of this same line of thinking.

He said,

“I am reminded of the gyansukht from the Yajur Veda”,

WIAI is a philanthropic effort by Wadhwani brothers, Romesh and Sunil, wherein data scientists from all over the world will work together to bring out innovative solutions in the tech sector.

Nasscom To Train 20 Lakh Indians

PM Modi also unveiled FutureSkills educational program, wherein Nasscom will train 20 lakh Indians, covering 6 main domains of futuristic technologies.

These 6 domains are: Virtual Reality (VR), Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, 3D Printing, Cloud Computing, Social and Mobile

The inauguration of this massive educational program was held during World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT) in Hyderabad yesterday.

In their statement, Nasscom has committed to “up-skilling 2 million technology professionals and skilling another 2 million potential employees and students over the next few years,”

PM Modi inaugurated this educational platform via video conferencing.

Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Nasscom has signed a MoU to “collaboratively foster, cultivate and strengthen re-skilling initiatives.”

At the same event, Adobe also committed to launching an advanced AI Lab in the city, which will create path-breaking inventions in the domain.

We will keep you updated as the new AI wave sweeps India.

  1. Mud says

    …I’m curious to know where the teachers who will teach these learnt THEIR skills…? Did they think of it themselves? (that would be AWESOME!!)

  2. Surya Prakash says

    A very welcoming move by our Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. He has embraced the inevitable global change. I was expecting some kind of government communication to the masses to remain calm and coming up with a strategic initiative to convert these disruptive technologies to our advantage and springboard India to greater holistic growth. It has come at the right time. Kudos to the government. What remains to be seen is the execution part which must be masterful in order for this work, all the parts have to work well, period!

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