India, The New Council Chair Of GPAI, Seeks Global Standards To Ensure AI Does Not Harm Humanity

by Swarajya Staff - Nov 24, 2022 11:21 AM +05:30 IST
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India has called for development of global standards to ensure that artificial intelligence - the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines - does not harm humanity.

“We all should be concerned about user harm," Union Minister of State for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said this week in a meeting of The Global Partnership On Artifical Intelligence (GPAI).

The GPAI is a 29-member body created in 2020 after the G7 group decided the world needs a multilateral think tank to consider the impacts of AI, reports The Register.

"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," the minister added.

Chandrasekhar's remarks gain significance as India has assumed the chair of the GPAI for 2023.

The GPAI members seemingly agreed with Chandrasekhar's statement, as a post-conference ministerial declaration said that the body opposes "unlawful and irresponsible use of artificial intelligence and other technologies, which is not in line with our shared values".

Another resolution called for encouraging the organisation's members to work closely with Multistakeholder Experts Groups convened by the GPAI to "promote greater alignment between governments and the AI multistakeholder community."

The 29 members of the GPAI are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

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