SME Times News Bureau | 14 Oct, 2020
The Ministry of MSME has onboarded latest IT
tools of Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for providing
assistance and solutions to the issues of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
The Ministry has implemented AI & ML on its
robust Single Window System 'Champions' which was launched by the Prime
Minister on 1st June, 2020.
This multi-modal system has a portal at virtual
level and technology equipped physical control rooms at around 69 locations of
the country. It has emerged as one of the front runner platforms for the MSMEs
in a very short span of time.
The Ministry has taken Covid-19 as a challenge
and is converting it into an opportunity with futuristic interventions. In this
difficult period, Ministry is not only whole-heartedly supporting the MSMEs and
trying to convert this crisis into an opportunity, but is in fact making them
break their barriers, make a paradigm shift and become champions, said an
The Ministry further said that it is working
aggressively to take the Nation and the MSMEs in the direction of Industry 4.0.
They are not only adopting the technologies
categorized as part of Industry 4.0 but are also encouraging the MSMEs to adopt
the same. They are also helping the MSMEs to manufacture its essential and
enabling products like sensors, motors, computer displays and other animation
In this very sequence, as promised earlier, Ministry has implemented Artificial
Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) on their Champions portal.
Technology Company Intel is their partner in this journey.
Intel have guided the Ministry for last five
months in implementing some of the tools of AI & ML which are ready for use
from TODAY. Ministry has also said that Intel and its technology partner have
implemented the entire domain of AI & ML at their Champions portal totally
free of cost.
MSME Minister Nitin Gadakari elaborated the work
done by the Ministry in this direction during the AI Summit organized by Intel.
He specially thanked Intel and its partner for
doing this service to India Pro-Bono. He also said that the entire concept and
scope analysis and design has been done inhouse in the Ministry with the help
of NIC and under guidance of local team of Intel. He complimented these teams