Strategic Programs

Wadhwani AI was established to solve large-scale societal problems and create sustainable impact using the power of AI. Through our Strategic Programs initiative, we enable different functions of the government to become AI-ready.

Our work includes support for strategy, policy and capacity building – We facilitate AI solutions and other technical deliverables, as well as technical support units. We partner closely with State and Central governments to identify use cases, collect data, conduct pilots and deploy solutions.

Some of our ongoing programs include:

National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health & Welfare (MoHFW)

We have been supporting the NHA to explore use cases in Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and AI-integration in the architecture and rollout of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).

We are working closely with MoHFW to support their E-health division and ideate and build AI-based solutions. In partnership with the University of Chicago and International Innovation Corps, we created the Wadhwani AI – IIC Fellows programme in 2020, where seven young professionals were selected and placed across divisions at the MoHFW and NHA.

At the State level, we work with governments of Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand, among others. Last year, the Government of Telangana launched the ‘2020 Year of AI’ initiative under the T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission). Dr. P Anandan, who retired in 2021, was appointed as a Governing Council member, along with other prominent representatives from the government, industry, and academia.

Center for 4th Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum

In 2020, we were core team members and contributors to the ‘FIRST Healthcare’ report, a strategy document and institutional framework for implementing AI in Healthcare. We are also a core part of their AI4AI initiative in Agriculture, which is being spearheaded in Telangana, with multiple other startups and organisations involved.