News: NITI Aayog has announced the establishment of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC) with Amazon Web Services(AWS)—the first of its kind in India.
- Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center(CIC): It is a public-private partnership that focuses on addressing societal challenges through digital innovation by using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence(AI), Internet of Things(IoT), robotics among others.
- What is CIC? It is part of the AWS CIC Global Program, which provides an opportunity for government agencies, nonprofits and educational institutions to come together on pressing challenges, apply design thinking, test new ideas and access the technical expertise of AWS.
- AWS: It is a subsidiary of Amazon.It provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and Application Programming Interfaces(API) to individuals, companies and governments on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
- Frontier Technologies: It is defined as potentially disruptive technology that can address large-scale challenges.It is an intersection where radical forward-thinking and real-world implementation meet.For example AI, robotics, 3D printing, Internet of Things among others.