Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, launched the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi. The Prime Minister also went on a tour of the Global AI Expo.
The Global Partnership for AI (GPAI) is a multi-stakeholder project with 29 member countries that aims to bridge the gap between AI theory and reality by funding cutting-edge research and applied initiatives on AI-related objectives. In 2024, India will be the GPAI’s lead chair.
In his address to the assembly, Prime Minister Modi expressed excitement that India will host the GPAI Summit next year, at a time when the entire world is debating artificial intelligence. Noting both the positive and negative aspects that are emerging, the Prime Minister emphasized the responsibility that each nation bears and recalled talking with many AI sector leaders and discussing the GPAI Summit.
He added that AI has had an impact on every country, large or small, and advised care in the future. Prime Minister Modi emphasized that the discussion at the GPAI Summit will provide direction and secure humanity’s essential roots.
Artificial Intelligence and India
According to the Prime Minister, India is now the dominant player in the field of AI talent and AI-related technologies.
According to the Prime Minister, India is now the dominant player in the field of artificial intelligence talent and AI-related concepts. A lively AI mentality is seen in India as the Indian youth is experimenting and pushing the border of AI tech, he said. Referring to the exhibits at the Summit’s AI exhibition, the Prime Minister stated that these youth are attempting to bring about social change through technology.
The Prime Minister mentioned the recently created AI agriculture chatbot, which would assist farmers in a variety of farming tasks. The Prime Minister also discussed the role of AI in healthcare and the Sustainable Development Goals.
“India’s development mantra is ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas,'” Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked, emphasizing that the administration has structured its policies and programs in the spirit of artificial intelligence for all.
He stated that the government aims to maximize the capabilities of AI for social development and inclusive growth while also committing to its responsible and ethical use.
According to the Prime Minister, this will improve services for entrepreneurs and innovators in India, as well as boost artificial intelligence applications in agriculture, healthcare, and education.
He also recommended using educational training institutes to provide AI-related capabilities to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The Prime Minister referenced the AIRAWAT program when discussing India’s national AI portal, which encourages AI activities, and stated that the common platform will soon be open to any research facility, enterprise, and startup.
The PM emphasized the importance of AI, saying that it is
becoming the most important foundation for shaping the new future. Because AI can connect people, it ensures not only economic prosperity but also equality and social justice. He emphasized the importance of making Artificial Intelligence more accessible, stating that “the more inclusive the AI development journey, the more inclusive the results.”
He emphasized how unequal access to technology in the last century accentuated societal inequality. To avoid this, the Prime Minister requested that democratic values not be overlooked in technology for it to be an inclusion multiplier.
PM Modi added some important words, like – the direction of AI development will be entirely determined by human and democratic values. It is up to us to maintain a balance of emotions, efficiency, ethics, and effectiveness.