India joined hands with nations like USA, UK, EU and Australia as a founding member to launch a Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. The alliance is aimed at developing responsible use of AI which is grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth.
The global body will work as a guide to evolve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around AI and utilise the experience and diversity of the participating countries. The initiative will also support AI-related research and applied activities.
Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted on Monday, "Delighted to announce that India has joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence or #GPAI today as a founding member. This multi-stakeholder international partnership will promote responsible and human-centric development and use of AI. #ResponsibleAI."
The Global Partnership on AI also comprises Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Singapore among other nations.
“By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of Artificial Intelligence, leveraging its experience around use of digital technologies for inclusive growth," the statement from Indian government said.
India also announced a National AI Strategy with the Indian Government launching a first of its kind National AI Portal that brings together the best minds and ideas along with resources to tackle the subject of artificial intelligence across sectors and industries.
The GPAI will be supported by a secretariat, which will be hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, along with two Centers of Expertise, one in Montreal and another in Paris.