India has now joined the league of leading economies including USA, UK, EU, Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, & Singapore to launch the Global Partnership on AI.
Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is the first of its kind initiative, aimed to guide responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.
This is also the first initiative of its type for evolving a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around Artificial Intelligence using the experience and diversity of participating countries.
To embark on this goal, GPAI will look to close the gap between theory and practice on Artificial Intelligence by leveraging cutting-edge research and applied action on Artificial Intelligence-related objectives.
“We, Australia, France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Mexico, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Slovenia, Singapore, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, have come together to build the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence.”
“As the founding members, we will back the responsible and human-centric development and utilization of AI in a manner which is based on human rights, fundamental freedoms, and our mutual democratic values.” the joint statement from founding members of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence said.
GPAI was first officially proposed by France and Canada at the Biarritz G7 Summit in August of 2019.
“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 Artificial Intelligence,” IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a tweet.
GPA will bring together experts from the industry, civil society, governments, and academia to collaborate to promote the responsible evolution of AI and will also evolve methodologies to show how it can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around Covid-19.
“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 the Indian government said.
India has recently launched the National AI Strategy. Union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad has also launched the National AI Portal to bring together the best ideas and resources on AI which can be leveraged across various sectors and across industries.
“In collaboration with partners and international organizations, GPAI will 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 can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around COVID-19,” the statement said
GPAI 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.
OECD will enable the GPAI to create a strong relationship between policy development and technical discussion on AI, by applying OECD’s established expertise on AI policy as illustrated by its leadership on establishing the very first global standard for trustworthy AI – the OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence.
The OECD AI Principles, in fact, were the basis of the G20 Principles on AI promoted at the Osaka Summit in June last year. In June 2019, G20 Leaders welcomed G20 AI Principles, extracted from the OECD Recommendation at the Osaka Summit.
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