IANS | 23 Nov, 2022
India on Tuesday called upon member states of Global Partnership on Artificial
Intelligence (GPAI) to work together for evolving a common framework of
rules and guidelines about data governance to prevent user harm and
ensure safety of both the internet and AI.
at the closing session of the three-day GPAI Summit, the Minister of
State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development
& Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said it is important
to understand that user harm, criminality and issues that threaten trust
online are proliferating.
“We all should be concerned about user
harm. I would encourage member states to think about evolving a common
framework of rules and guidelines about data governance, about safety
and trust as much to do with the internet as to do with AI.”
Rajeev Chandrasekhar represented India virtually at the Summit held in
Tokyo where it assumed the Chair of the GPAI, an international
initiative founded in 2020 to support responsible and human-centric
development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Speaking about India’s vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
(the world is a family) the Minister said the India-Stack that has
transformed governance and democracy in India and benefitted millions of
Indian citizens--are designed to be open sourced.
believe that GPAI could collaborate with countries and build common AI
technologies and platforms that could be used by all member states and
indeed benefit the people and citizens of all the participating
countries,” he suggested.
emphasised on developing a common framework on creating skills and
talent around AI—an area in which India could take a lead. He also spoke
about taking up collaborative research projects including establishing
Centres of Excellence (COE) in member nations to be able to work
together in building the future of the AI and do so in an urgent manner.
is a congregation of 25 member countries, including the US, the UK, EU,
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand,
Republic of Korea, and Singapore. India had in 2020 joined the group as a
works in collaboration with partners and international organisations,
leading experts from industry, civil society, governments, and academia
to collaborate to promote responsible evolution of AI and guide the
responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights,
inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.