China is considered to be an emerging superpower and if the data has to be believed they are also marching ahead to become a superpower in the field of Artificial intelligence . Artificial Intelligence has the capability to create smart machines with the potential to outsmart human thinking ability. With the latest development and research in the field of Machine Learning, wider applications in automated and driver-less cars, face recognition, advances in medical fields have been created for the benefit of humans.
With a spurt in the development of Artificial Intelligence based applications and the research papers , there exists a clear AI strategy. China AI strategy has stressed on the fact that artificial intelligence growth in the economic and social development has grown manifolds due to development in the field of deep learning and enhancement of intelligence due to man and machine collaboration powered and driven by large data.
With the breakthrough research work in the field of Artificial Intelligence, the focus is now on the competitiveness in Artificial Intelligence within the national boundaries and the strategy to evolve technological superiority over each other. AI based application development will have an edge in making business competitive and this could create larger export market for a nation. It may not be wrong to say that we are on the doorstep of the next industrial revolution,which brings new opportunities and also has a power to reinvent the economic models, which could mark the paradigm shift in the way the business will be conducted in the virtual world of Artificial Intelligent with AI based agents performing the business transactions.
China has also developed and deployed many projects in intelligence manufacturing , research and development and taken a big leap in publishing the scientific papers and patented inventions. The deployment of the applications in Voice recognition , Face recognition, AI based robotics in manufacturing as well as in service industry have been widely recognised and adapted in their businesses as well as in their social set up.
Where does India stand in the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the National Policy ?
India has also adopted a national policy with respect to Artificial Intelligence. Niti Aayog through its approach has stressed on the creation and integration of Artificial Intelligence in the ecosystem. There is a clear understanding about the potential of Artificial Intelligence with respect to the disruption as well as the benefits it brings in the social sector. The focus at present is limited to healthcare , agriculture , education , smart cities & infrastructure to smart mobility and transport. The policy also states and the government also realises the possible limitations in the expertise , access to intelligence data , low awareness in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence , privacy and security.
There is a wide gap between the policy of India and China in terms of the development of the AI based ecosystem. China has realised the potential Artificial Intelligence can bring to the growth of the nation and has also integrated the culture of AI research within the educational institutes whereas India , although fully understanding the lag that it has with respect to the countries like China and USA , fails to put much needed effort in this field.
As the development continues in the filed of Artificial intelligence and new algorithms and applications are developed, social sector will greatly benefit from predictive nature of this technology. With the changing ecological balance and global warming , it is important that we use Artificial Intelligence in a comprehensive and sustainable way to create a better place for humans to live a better life.