Government of Tamil Nadu's e-governance agency TNeGA (Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency) has collaborated with Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC DSAI ) at IIT-Madras to support its data science and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-related challenges, which pertain to its citizens' needs.

RBC DSAI, an inter-disciplinary centre for research in AI, has signed an MoU with TNeGA to contribute towards various aspects of governance, including (but not limited to) education, healthcare, and agriculture, says a press release from IIT-Madras.

With this coolaboration, the state governments is aiming to tap the power of AI, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and drones in addressing the needs of their citizens.

Tamil Nadu government is the first state government to collaborate with a premier research institute such as IIT-M for harnessing the power of AI and Blockchain in areas of health, education and agriculture, said Santhosh K Misra, CEO, TNeGA.

The move comes after Tamil Nadu government released its new e-governance policy aiming to offer all services online by 2023.

The collaboration will take up five channels of engagement. The first step is to support research related to data science for the government and e-governance. Secondly, through projects, the collaborators will develop products which will have decision support systems and provide insights for governance.

IIT-Madras as well as RBC-DSAI have agreed to work with TNeGA on the above broader scope and provide complete support to TNeGA.

Established in August 2017, RBC-DSAI is one of the few centres in the world for data science and AI applications in various engineering disciplines.

Source - Business Line

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