Rajnath Singh to launch first-ever AI exhibition, to showcase 75 new AI-enabled defence products


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will launch India’s first-ever ‘Artificial Intelligence in Defence’ (AIDef) symposium and exhibition organised by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence on Monday, July 11 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. The Artificial Intelligence in Defence (AIDef) symposium will feature an exhibition to showcase the cutting-edge AI-enabled solutions developed by the services, research organisations, Industry and start-ups and innovators and the launch of AI products for the market.

The Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Friday shared that it will be a major event with the intent to promote ‘Aatmanirbharta‘ initiative in Defence sector, where 75 newly-developed AI products and technologies, having applications in defence, will be launched, as part of the celebrations marking 75 years of Independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. “Nature of modern warfare is changing and AI will play a significant role in warfare. These products are tested and soon to be deployed in the safety and security of the nation,” Kumar said.

Additionally, Kumar said that the products are in the domains of automation, unmanned, robotics systems, cyber security, human behaviour analysis, intelligent monitoring system, logistics and supply chain management, speech, voice analysis and Command, Control, Communication, Computer and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and operational data analytics. “Besides the 75 products being launched, another 100 are in various stages of development,” he added. Two top defence exporters one each from the public and private sector will be felicitated during the event.

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