India joined GPAI to support the responsible and human-centric development and use of AI

Highlights:

  • India has joined as a founding member and launched the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay).
  • Under this move, India has joined along with the league of leading economies including Australia, the US, the UK, European Union (EU), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore.
Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI):
  • GPAI initiative aims to guide the responsible development and use of AI across the world.
  • The first of its kind initiative aims to evolve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries.
  • The main objective of the initiative is to bridge the gap between theory and practice on AI by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.
  • Under this initiative experts from civil society, governments, industry, and academia will collaborate to promote the responsible evolution of AI.
  • They will evolve new methodologies through which AI can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around COVID-19 pandemic.
  • By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will now participate in the global development of AI, leveraging upon its experience around the use of digital technologies for inclusive growth.
  • GPAI will be supported by a Secretariat. 
  • It will be hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and 2 Centers of Expertise- one in Montreal and the other in Paris.