India Partnership for AI: India takes the chair of the Global Partnership on AI for the period 2022-23

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said Sunday that India will chair the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence for the period 2022-23 at a meeting of the body in Tokyo on November 21. In the election to chair the assembly, India received more than two-thirds of the first preference votes while Canada and the United States of America took the next two places in the count – so they were elected in the two additional places. The ministry said in a statement that government seats are in the steering committee.

Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajiv Chandrasekhar will represent India at the handover ceremony in Tokyo.

“Following on the assumption of the presidency of the G20, a league of the largest economies in the world, India will chair the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), an international initiative to support the responsible and human-centered development and use of artificial intelligence,” the statement said.

GPAI is a grouping of 25 member countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore. India joined the group as a founding member in 2020.

“Rajeev Chandrasekhar will represent India at the GPAI meeting to be held in Tokyo on November 21, 2022 for the symbolic acquisition of France, which holds the outgoing chairmanship of the council,” the statement said.

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For the Steering Committee 2022-2023, the five government seats will be held by Japan (as Steering Committee Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee), France (outgoing Council Chair), India (incoming Council Chair), Canada and the United States.

“India’s occupation of the chair also indicates how the world today views India as a trusted partner in technology and one that has always advocated the ethical use of technology to transform the lives of citizens,” the statement said.

AI is expected to add $967 billion to the Indian economy by 2035 and $450-500 billion to India’s GDP by 2025, accounting for 10 percent of the country’s $5 trillion gross domestic product.

GPAI is a first-of-its-kind initiative to develop a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to artificial intelligence using the experience and diversity of participating countries.

The alliance will look to bridge the gap between theory and practice by supporting advanced research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.

It is working in collaboration with partners, international organizations and leading experts from industry, civil society, governments and academia to collaborate to promote the responsible development of artificial intelligence and guide the responsible development and use of artificial intelligence, based on human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth, the statement said.

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