Defence Ministry launches 75 newly Artificial Intelligence products in New Delhi

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the first-ever ‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’ (AIDef) symposium and exhibition, organised by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 11 July.

  • Important facts

  • The event featured an exhibition showcasing the latest AI-enabled solutions developed by research organisations, industry and start-ups and innovators and the launch of AI products for the market.

  • This is a major event where 75 newly developed AI products/technologies in Defence were launched as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

  • These products will promote the ‘Aatmanirbharta’ initiative in Defence.

  • These products are being tested and will soon be deployed in the security of the nation.

  • Apart from the 75 products being launched, another 100 are in various stages of development.

  • Panel discussions on 'Deploying AI in Defence', 'GenNext AI Solutions' and 'AI in Defence - Industry Perspective' were also held at the event.

  • Products are in the following domains-

  1. Automation/unmanned/robotics systems

  2. Cyber security and human behaviour analysis

  3. Intelligent monitoring system

  4. Logistics and supply chain management

  5. Control, Communication, Computer and Intelligence

  6. Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems

  7. Operational data analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence in defence

  • The AI Task Force on Defence was set up in 2018 to provide a road map for promoting AI in defence.

  • A Defence AI Council, headed by the Defence Minister, is working in this direction.

  • The Defence Minister had announced that "25 defence-specific AI products" would be developed by 2024.

  • A Defence AI Project Agency (DAIPA) has also been created under the defence production secretary for AI-enabled projects.

  • The Navy is also building an AI Centre of Excellence at INS Valsura in Jamnagar, which already has a modern laboratory on AI and Big Data analysis.

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • It is a broad branch of computer science that deals with the creation of smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

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