ST&I Policy Events of Interest
Panel Discussion on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 #NitiVimarsh
This panel discussion will explore the details of the proposed STI policy and various thematic groups, its implications, and the policymaking process. The new STI Policy identifies and addresses the Indian STI ecosystem’s strengths and weaknesses to catalyse socio-economic development of the country and make the Indian STI ecosystem globally competitive. It revolves around the core principles of being decentralized, evidence-informed, bottom-up, experts-driven, and inclusive. Also, it aims to bring in the concept of dynamic policy with a robust policy.
Panel Discussion on the Future and Promise of Artificial Intelligence
This panel discussion will explore strategic approaches to be adopted by India for accelerated diffusion of artificial intelligence considering its potential to transform economies. It will further focus on NITI Aayog’s three-pronged approach of a national strategy on artificial intelligence. More particularly, it will examine important issues like ethics, bias and privacy issues relating to AI across sectors like agriculture, health and education.
Panel Discussion on Data Economics and Policy
This panel discussion will explore the economic, policy, legal, regulatory, standardization issues involved in using public data to generate public good. The data under consideration includes IOT data from smart city sensors, video data from surveillance cameras, legal and property records, data from cellular providers and similar. The Economist has (somewhat optimistically) estimated that this data will generate 1.7T$ of economic value by 2025. This panel discussion will examine the issues that are pertinent to making this claim a reality.
Workshops and Symposia
Workshop on Communicating Research to Non-experts
The need to acquire the skills to communicate one’s research to non-experts is being increasingly
recognized by all stakeholders involved in research and development – funding agencies, journals,
academic universities, as well as industries. Learning these skills is absolutely crucial today due to
three recent changes in the professional landscape of graduate students.