RAISE 2020 | Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence | UPSC


RAISE 2020 – Mega Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence to be held from October 5-9

      WHY IN NEWS:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the summit ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020 on 5th Oct at 7 PM’

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Electronics & IT
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: AI : Science and Technology


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Representatives from the global AI industry to hold discussions at the Summit


SOURCES : raise2020.indiaai.gov.in

RAISE 2020

  • The Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE 2020) virtual summit will be a Global Artificial Intelligence summit.
  • It will be organized by the Government of India in partnership with Industry & Academia.


  • RAISE 2020 will be a global meeting of minds to exchange ideas and chart a course for using AI for social transformation, inclusion and empowerment.

It will focus in areas like Healthcare, Agriculture, Education and Smart Mobility, among other sectors.

  • The Summit aims to help create a data-rich environment, which is a stepping stone to eventually transform lives globally.


  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NITI Aayog will organize RAISE 2020– ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020′.


  • RAISE 2020– ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020,’ will be from October 5-9, 2020.


Panel discussions will frame the summit, on cross-sector subjects like :

  • Leveraging AI for Pandemic Preparedness’

‘The Impetus that Innovation Places on Digitisation

  • Inclusive AI
  • ‘Partnerships for Successful Innovation’ etc.


  • Industry analysts predict that AI could add up to $957 billion to India’s economy by 2035.

At the RAISE 2020 Summit, delegates and experts in research, policy and innovation on Artificial Intelligence will join from across the globe. 

  • The Summit will also feature some of the most exciting startups working in Artificial Intelligence-related fields.
  • Startups chosen through the AI Solution Challenge will showcase their solutions in the AI Startup Pitch fest scheduled on 6th Oct 2020.
  • This is part of Government of India’s continuing support to tech entrepreneurs and startups by providing exposure, recognition and guidance.

RAISE 2020 has tracks like AI for Health, Agriculture, Education, Skilling, Mobility, Fintech, Research, Inclusive AI, Future of Work, and Responsible AI.  

  • The Summit will serve as a platform for the meeting of some of the best minds in the world on AI.


SOURCES : raise2020.indiaai.gov.in


  • AI Governance & Institutional Mechanism for Collaboration & Innovation
  • Promoting AI R&D in a safe, responsible and ethical manner
  • Creating a culture of AI Makers & Innovators
  • Ethical and Responsible Approaches to AI
  • Scaling AI research to solve big societal problems

AI for All –Partnerships for Making AI Accessible & driving Innovation 

  • Future of Work
  • Infrastructure for AI led Innovation
  • Collaboration for data driven research and decision making
  • AI Research – Lab to Market
  • Shaping young minds with AI
  • Data and AI powered Financial Services
  • Towards Inclusive AI –Empowering 1 Billion+

RAISE 2020 will facilitate an exchange of ideas to create mass awareness about the need to ethically develop and practice AI.


  • NDIAai is the National AI Portal of India – a central hub for everything AI in India and beyond.

A joint initiative of MeitY, NeGD and NASSCOM

  • The website aims to be the trusted content powerhouse in the backdrop of India’s journey to global prominence in Artificial Intelligence.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • In the history of human civilization, Artificial Intelligence is considered to be the next giant technological leap similar to electricity and the internet.
  • India is well-positioned to become a global leader in the development of artificial intelligence.
  • With AI possessing the power to radically transform the economic and social fabric of the world we live in.
  • AI has emerged as a catalyst across industries and can play a transformative role in accelerating development.

From agriculture to fin-tech and healthcare to infrastructure, artificial intelligence can be a truly transformative force.

  • The Summit will explore in-depth, the role of AI in accelerating social empowerment.
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