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The use of AI in healthcare in India is increasing with new startups and large ICT companies offering AI solutions for healthcare challenges in the country.

The report was prepared by Yesha Paul, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Udbhav Tiwari. Ecosystem mapping by Shweta Mohandas, Sidharth Ray and Elonnai Hickok. Designed by Saumyaa Naidu under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


Artificial Intelligence is fast emerging as a key technological paradigm in different sectors across the globe including India. Towards understanding the state of AI in India, challenges to the development and adoption of the same, and ethical concerns that arise out of the use of AI - CIS is undertaking research to understand and document  national developments, discourse, and impact (actual and potential) to ethical and regulatory solutions and compares the same against global developments in the space - is lacking in the Indian context. As part of this, CIS is creating a compendium of reports that dive into the use of AI across sectors including healthcare, governance, manufacturing, and finance.

Healthcare is the first report in this series. This report seeks to map the present state of AI in the healthcare sector in India. In doing so, it explores:   Use: What is the present use of AI in healthcare? What is the narrative and discourse around AI and healthcare in India? Actors: Who are the key stakeholders involved in the development, implementation​ ​and​ ​regulation​ ​of​ ​AI​ ​in​ ​the healthcare industry?  Impact: What is the potential and existing impact of AI in healthcare?  Regulation: What are the challenges faced in policy making around AI in the healthcare industry?

Download the full report here. Comments and feedback are most welcome.

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