We saw the 2019 budget give prominence to AI and IoT under the reskilling initiative, investing Rs 436 crore towards the PRIME programme.
This year there is a pressing need for the government to take a closer look at developing emerging and frontier technologies. This can be achieved only if the government incentivises domestic innovation and encourages the liberalisation of norms.
We are looking at the 2020 budget to drive the development of emerging technologies such as AI / ML and IoT domestically, which is the most effective way for India to move towards dynamic development and global relevance.
Dr Rishi Bhatnagar, Chair- IET IoT Panel; President, Aeris Communications