– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: India today joined the league of leading economies to launch the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay). Other members of GPAI include USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Singapore.
GPAI, an Electronics and IT Ministry spokesperson stated, is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative to guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth. It will be supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two Centers of Expertise- one each in Montreal and Paris.
“This is a first initiative of its type for evolving better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries. In order to achieve this goal, the initiative will look to bridge the gap between theory and practice on AI by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities,” the spokesperson stated.
In collaboration with partners and international organizations, GPAI would bring together leading experts from industry, civil society, governments, and academia to collaborate to promote responsible evolution of AI and will also evolve methodologies to show how AI could be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around COVID-19.
It may be noted that India had recently launched National AI Strategy and National AI Portal and had also started leveraging AI across various sectors such as education, agriculture, healthcare, e-commerce, finance, telecommunications, with inclusion and empowerment of human being approach by supplementing growth and development. “By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of Artificial Intelligence, leveraging upon its experience around use of digital technologies for inclusive growth,” the spokesperson added.