Leverage artificial intelligence for health care & education solutions: Prasad to start-ups
New Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday asked Indian start-ups to leverage new-age technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine-to-Machine communication to create innovative solutions in healthcare and education, particularly for rural areas.
Terming India as being "innovative by temperament", the minister said start ups should look at new "out-of-the-box" solutions in demand-driven areas like cyber security and data analytics, that are increasingly relevant in the digital economy.
"How can you leverage Artificial Intelligence, Machine to Machine communication and Internet of Things for healthcare, agriculture and education in rural areas...that is the challenge for you," he said after presenting the 'ICT start-ups awards by Meity ASSOCHAM Ericsson'.
The minister said that start-up companies should utilise the existing network of Common Services Centres (digital kiosks that deliver digital services) as also BPOs that are coming up in smaller towns.