After Taking Over G20 Presidency, India To Assume The Chair Of Global Partnership On AI
After taking over the presidency of G20, a league of world’s largest economies, India will take over the chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), an official release said on Sunday (20 November).
The GPAI is an international initiative to support responsible and human-centric development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
GPAI 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 founding member, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a release.
The Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar will represent India at the GPAI meeting to be held in Tokyo on 21 November for the symbolic takeover from France, which is the outgoing council chair.
In the election to the Council Chair, India had received more than a two-third majority of first-preference votes while Canada and the United States of America ranked in the two next best places in the tally - so they were elected to the two additional government seats on the steering committee.
For the 2022-2023 Steering Committee, the five government seats will therefore be held by Japan (as Lead Council Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee), France (Outgoing Council Chair), India (Incoming Council Chair), Canada and the United States.
According to the ministry, India occupying the chair also signifies how the world today perceives India as a Trusted Technology partner and one that has always advocated for the ethical use of technology for transforming citizens lives.
AI has been catalysing the tech landscape and pushing further the envelope of human possibilities.
AI is expected to add $967 billion to Indian economy by 2035 and $450–500 billion to India’s GDP by 2025, accounting for 10 per cent of the country’s $5 trillion GDP target, the ministry said.
Artificial Intelligence is a kinetic enabler for growth of India’s technology ecosystem and a force multiplier for achieving $1 Trillion Digital Economy goal by 2025.
The ministry said that GPAI is a first-of-its-type initiative for evolving better understanding of challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries, the alliance will look to bridge the gap between theory and practice by supporting advanced research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.
The group 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.
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