India seeks global standards to stop AI harming humanity • Register

India’s IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has called for global standards to ensure that artificial intelligence does not harm humanity.

“We should all be concerned about the loss of users,” Chandrasekhar said at this week’s meeting of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) – the 29-member body to be created in 2020 after the G7 bloc decided the world needs a multilateral think tank to consider the implications. was done of AI.

“I would encourage member states to think about creating a common framework of rules and guidelines around data governance, security and trust that have to do with AI as much as with the Internet,” Chandrasekhar said.

As India is set to take over the presidency of the GPAI for 2023, Chandrasekhar’s comments carry some weight.

The agency already seems to agree with the theme of the minister’s remarks, as the post-conference ministerial declaration said the agency “opposes the illegal and irresponsible use of artificial intelligence and other technologies, which are not in line with our shared values.”

Another resolution called for “multistakeholder expert groups convened by GPAI to promote greater alignment between government and the AI ​​multistakeholder community.”

India also holds the presidency of the G20 bloc, and has previously indicated that it will use that status to promote global regulations that reduce opportunities for cryptocurrencies to be used for money laundering.

In an interview this week, India’s “Sherpa” at the G20, Amitabh Kant — former CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India — said one of the themes of the country’s presidency would be to promote its digital governance model.

That model is expressed in the form of India Stack – the open source version of the digital infrastructure that the nation uses to run its own government digital services. India hopes that other countries will adopt what the STACK and digital governance model reveals.

Governments see digital services as transformative, as they allow direct interaction between citizens and governments – replacing inefficient and potentially corrupt bureaucratic processes.

Kant said he hoped the G20 presidency would help other countries understand India’s success in the field.

He also said that the G20 Presidency and the many ministerial meetings involved will promote India as an alternative source of manufacturing resources. Kant clearly points out that COVID-19 has shown the world that the concentration of manufacturing in China has proved unhelpful – making India a natural alternative. ®