Microsoft releases a whitepaper titled ‘Age of Intelligence’ on India’s readiness for AI

Abhishek Baxi

Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office, India

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On the sidelines of the annual NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum (NTLF) in India last week, Microsoft has released a whitepaper titled ‘Age of Intelligence’ that outlines challenges and opportunities with respect to AI and how balanced and forward-looking government policies, technological advancements including growing internet penetration and connectivity will help reap benefits of digital transformation in years to come.

In his blog post around the same, Anant Maheshwari, President – Microsoft India, shares that AI is beginning to shift the way in which we relate to the world around us and is already transforming the way we work and do business.

He believes that each organization needs to define its “tech intensity” – a simple product of combining two capabilities: the adoption of technology platforms available at a scale and the specific knowledge and assets that the organization brings to create their own distinctive domain advantages. To make both happen, organizations need a long-term strategy and a strategic technology partner that goes beyond providing discrete solutions.

Our ambition is to enable a human-centered approach to AI. India is currently at an inflection point in the adoption of AI. Building on the four foundational pillars – enabling digital transformation across industries, forging coalitions for innovation, building a future-ready workforce and creating sustained societal impact will unlock and accelerate the potential of AI. All of this should be done within an over-arching ethical framework for AI development and usage.

– Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India

The ‘Age of Intelligence’ whitepaper envisions the potential of AI in the country and reiterates the company’s AI vision of empowerment. Furthermore, Microsoft calls for the technology industry to actively partner and engage to help realize India’s global aspirations in AI.

You can download the 29-page whitepaper here.