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Prime Minister Modi outlines India’s AI Peregrination at GPAI Summit

AI for All with responsible and ethical use takes Center Stage

Prime Minister Modi outlines India's AI Peregrination at GPAI Summit AI for All with responsible and ethical use takes Center Stage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the groundwork for India’s leadership in AI, in a portentous inauguration, at the annual GPAI Summit. PM Modi underscores ethical practices, inclusivity and global collaboration as India takes on as lead chair of GPAI in 2024.

Speaking to an audience of industry leaders the Prime Minister highlighted how India is evolving as a hotbed for AI innovation. With India emerging as a key player in AI talent and ideas, PM Modi highlighted AI’s transformative potential across sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and education.

Promoting inclusivity in the development of AI PM Modi emphasized the importance of bringing AI-related skills to Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities through education and training institutes. India’s commitment to leveraging AI for social change is evident through initiatives like the AI agriculture chatbot and projects like AIRAWAT.

Focusing on the ethical use of AI, the Prime Minister advocated for transparency and urged a cautious approach to its development. He highlighted the need to address economic and social aspects to build trust in AI and suggested incorporating upskilling and reskilling as a part of the growth trajectory of AI.

Accentuating the power of AI, PM Modi recognized the inherent challenges, comprising deepfakes, cybersecurity, and data theft. He endorsed India’s proposal for a framework for Responsible Human-Centric AI governance during its G20 Presidency.

The Prime Minister raised critical questions round enhancing AI’s credibility, including the introduction of a Software Watermark to identify AI-generated information, in a forward-looking stance.

In his concluding remarks, the Prime Minister expressed his confidence in the GPAI Summit as a platform for the exchange of ideas which was also graced by the presence of the Union Minister for Electronics, Information & Technology, Shri Ashvini Vaishnav, the Union Minister of State for Electronics, Information & Technology, Shri Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the Minister of Outgoing Chair of GPAI and Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan, Mr Hiroshi Yoshida, and the Secretary of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Shri S Krishnan graced the occasion among others.

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