Artificial intelligence: What does the future hold for India? This was the idea that was explored and discussed in the TCS Pan IIT Conclave 2019, with Zinnov as the knowledge partner, at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The theme was set keeping in mind the fact that artificial intelligence and machine learning are technologies that are poised to transform the way humans will interact with machines, and the role that machines will play in all spheres of human life.
The speakers consisted of noted personalities of the country and abroad from various prestigious domains such IITs, industry leaders, subject matter experts, startups and government authorities. The sessions were based on use of artificial intelligence across diverse realms which are as follows: AI for Social Good, AI for Agriculture, AI for Education, AI in Manufacturing, Ethics, Privacy & Security, Future of Work, AI in Healthcare, AI and Startups, Governance of AI systems, and AI for Finance.
The sessions followed a format wherein the first the topic was addressed, and then based on the ideas generated in the panel discussions, the actions needed to be taken by the academia, industry, startups and policy makers, respectively, was framed. The panel consisted of one speaker/expert from each domain mentioned above.
Some of the speakers that took part in the panel discussions are as follows: S Sadagopan, G. S. Raghavan, Sudha Ram, Anand Rangarajan, Gautam Shroff, Prof. Isaac Ben, Nipun Mehrotra, Anna Roy, Dr. P Anandan, Ajay Sawhney, Neha Kumar, Dr. Rajesh Krishnan, P P Chakraborthy, Dr. Shailesh Kumar, C V Jawahar, Prof. T A Gonsalves, Dr. Suhas Wani, T V Prabhakar, Abhijit Joshi, Sriram Raghavan, Sujit Kumar, Anil Srivastava, P P Chakraborty, Dr. Venkat Runkana, Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Dr. Aloknath De, Luis Gonzalez, Sudeshna Sarkar, Prof. Rajat Moona, Subhashish Banerjee, Rajeev Rastogi, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Shyam Divan, Sameer Garde, Jayant Sinha, Kevin Desouza, Amit Basole, Surjit Bhalla, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Navakanta Bhat, Dr. Vivek Shekhar, Niranjan Joshi, Dr. Tanveer Syeda Mahmood, Ravi Narayan, Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Manish Singhal, Ashish Gupta, Apurv Anand, Debu Chatterjee, and several others.
PanIIT Alumni India (Pan IIT) is an umbrella organization, representing alumni of all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). With the vision of “Dedicate the Knowledge Pool of Pan IIT Alumni for improving the Quality of Life of the people of India”, the movement over the years, has developed and and spread in various parts of the world. Besides India, it has a very active presence in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Singapore, and Australia.