Women attracted towards new technologies, can catalyze social change, opines Ravi Shankar Prasad
Source :NewsBharati Date :11-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 11: “New technologies have potential to transform societies and usher in an era of transparency and efficient governance. Women who are more attracted towards new technologies, can further catalyze social change which these technologies are bound to bring.”, said Ravi Shankar Prasad while inaugurating the Command and Control Centre (CCC) and the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence by NIC at the national capital yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prasad stressed on the fact that these institutions like NIC should not only serve government but also guide private sector in applying artificial intelligence to improve consumer centric services.
With the aim to enhance the enhance the effective monitoring and management of the performance & availability of the information and communication technology infrastructure, NIC has set up the Command and Control Centre, making it first of its kind in the Government which will increase the agility of NIC’s nationwide ICT infrastructure.In addition to this infra monitoring setup, NIC is also in the process of having a centralized monitoring of critical websites hosted on cloud.
Focussing over the large critical projects, NIC has proposed to provide the users with customized dashboard where they can monitor resources and availability of their applications. Applications like – eOffice, eHospital, Beneficiary Identification System under Ayushman Bharat are already on-board on this dashboard.
NIC has been offering Data Centre and Cloud services to the Government. Currently, it has 4 National Data Centres and 30 Mini Data Centres across the country hosting over 10,000 e-Governance applications. Majority of critical applications of the Government are hosted at these locations and the volume and nature of these critical online services have evolved and grown considerably.
Considerably, Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (CoE in AI) has been established with the motto of ‘Inclusive AI' for responsive governance and to work towards improving government’s service delivery to citizens.
“This centre set up will be a platform for innovative new solutions in artificial intelligence space, a gateway to test and develop solutions for projects undertaken by NIC at central and state level. It is specifically designed to promote innovation in application of AI to take e-Governance services to the next level.”, added the statement explaining the advantages of the Centre.