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Minister of Defence launches 75 Artificial Intelligence products/technologies during first-ever ‘AI in Defence’ symposium & exhibition in New Delhi; Terms AI as a revolutionary step in the development of humanity

On July 11, Minister of Defence, Mr. Rajnath Singh, introduced 75 newly created artificial intelligence (AI) goods and technology during the inaugural "AI in Defence" conference and expo, which was held in New Delhi. The items that were introduced as a part of the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations cover a range of topics such as lethal autonomous weapon systems, autonomous/unmanned/robotic systems, cyber security, human behaviour analysis, etc.

Mr. Singh published a physical and electronic version of the book containing information on these 75 products, showcasing the collaborative work done over the past four years in the field of AI by the Services, the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), the Defense Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), iDEX start-ups, and the private sector. In his speech, he thanked everyone for their efforts and praised AI as a revolutionary breakthrough in human evolution and evidence that humans are the most advanced creatures in the world. He was astounded that a human intellect had not only produced information, but was also capable of creating knowledge itself.

In practically every industry, including defence, health and medicine, agriculture, trade and commerce, and transportation, AI has made progress, according to Mr. Singh. He urged all parties involved in the defence industry to strengthen the connection between human awareness and AI's capacity to bring about a significant shift in the industry.

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