New Delhi: India assumed the Chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) on Monday, said a press statement. GPAI is an international initiative to support responsible and human-centric development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This comes after India taking over the presidency of G20, a league of world's largest economies at Bali, Indonesia, it added. Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar represented India virtually at the GPAI meeting held in Tokyo for the symbolic takeover from France. "AI is expected to add USD 967 billion to the Indian economy by 2035 and USD 450–500 billion to India's GDP by 2025, accounting for 10 percent of the country's USD 5 trillion GDP target," said the statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Chandrasekhar said, "We will work in close cooperation with member states to put in place a framework around which the power of Artificial Intelligence can be exploited for the good of the citizens and consumers across the globe and ensure that there are adequate guardrails to prevent misuse and harm."
Highlighting that AI is a kinetic enabler for taking forward current investments in technology and innovation, the minister said, "India is building an ecosystem of modern cyber laws and framework that is driven by three boundary conditions of openness, safety and trust and accountability." The minister also reiterated India's commitment to efficient use of AI for catalysing innovation ecosystem around AI, that can create good, trusted applications for our citizens and the world at large.
"The National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aims to ensure equitable access to non-personal data and focus on improving the institutional framework for government data sharing, promoting principles around privacy and security by design and encouraging the use of anonymisation tool. It also aims to standardise the government's data collection and management. The NDGFP along with the envisaged Indian Data Management Office (IDMO) shall catalyse the next Gen AI and data-led research and startup ecosystem," said the press statement.