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Maharashtra inks deal with Canadian firms for AIThe Government of Maharashtra has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian firms for the development of Artificial Intelligence in the State.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is on a week long official tour to Canada and US.

The CM led a discussion with the Quebec deputy prime minister Dominic Anglade about use of artificial intelligence in various sectors.

“Artificial intelligence will not lead to loss of jobs, but will create more job opportunities,” said Fadnavis, speaking at a seminar organised by the International Economic Forum of the Americas on administration and artificial intelligence. “The gap between the rich and poor will be bridged with resolution of many problems.”

The State Information and Technology (IT) department has also collaborated with  the Institute of Data Velorization (IVADO), NEXT AI and FRQNT.

As part of the MoU, an international study group will be set up to increase the use of AI in agriculture technology, soil management and pest control.

The state also signed an MoU with a leading artificial intelligence company, Next AI. “With help from the firm, the government will assist 50 start-ups in the state,” a statement from the CMO said.

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