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Maharashtra Signed MoU with Google for AI based Services

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 10-02-2024
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Google, a Tech giant, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-led solutions.

  • AI based services will be provided in sectors like agriculture, sustainability,healthcare,  education and startups.
  • Also Google will launch a state-of-the-art AI Centre of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Nagpur.

Relevance of MoU

  • Maharashtra has pledged to develop its economy using artificial intelligence (AI) and has partnered with Google to achieve this goal. 
  • This collaboration is a significant milestone in the journey of Maharashtra towards AI-driven development. 
  • The partnership aims to provide citizens with future-ready skills, revolutionize critical sectors such as healthcare and agriculture and create a thriving environment for AI startups in Maharashtra through the AI Center of Excellence at IIIT Nagpur.
  • Google has promised to provide startups with mentorship, networking and demo days with Google experts and industry leaders, covering areas such as technology, product development, business strategy and more, to enable an atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship across the state. 
  • The company will train 500 government IT professionals with conversational AI skills through Google Cloud.
  • Moreover, Google will explore IT solutions to address healthcare and agricultural issues as a part of the collaboration. 
  • In the healthcare domain, the company, in conjunction with its partners and the State of Maharashtra, will provide health-related AI imaging models such as TB-Chest X-Ray and Diabetic Retinopathy which increase access to care through AI-enabled screening. 
  • Similarly, the company will provide the State with its Agricultural Landscape Understanding (ALU) API, which will provide in-depth insights about farmland, including field sizes, water resources and other topographical elements.

About AI

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to a group of technologies that empower computers to carry out a wide range of complex tasks such as interpreting spoken and written language, visual recognition, data analysis and providing suggestions among others. 
  • AI is a crucial element in modern computing and is responsible for unlocking significant value for both individuals and businesses alike. 

About Google

Google was founded on September 4, 1998.

Founders: American computer scientists Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Headquarters: Googleplex, Mountain View, California, U.S.

CEO: Sundar Pichai 

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company.

Objective: Focus on artificial intelligence, search engine technology, online advertising, cloud computing, computer software, e-commerce, quantum computing and consumer electronics.

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. is one of the five Big Tech companies, alongside Amazon, Apple Inc., Meta, and Microsoft.


Answer: Maharashtra

Answer: 1998

Answer: Sundar Pichai

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