The risks of artificial intelligence (AI) will be further discussed at the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) in New Delhi next month, in front of world leaders, following the success of the AI Safety Summit in the UK. This will happen before a global framework is reached in Korea the following year, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced here on Friday.
Chandrasekhar, who was present at the UK summit this week wherein India and 27 other countries signed a declaration committing to work on the assessment of risks associated with artificial intelligence, stated that the government began talking very clearly about two years ago about what should be the foundational elements and principles surrounding policy-making for the future of technology and the present.
“We have been talking about openness, safety and trust and accountability. We have always argued that innovation must not get ahead of regulation. We have spoken about the need to have safe and trusted platforms,” he told reporters here.
At the UK summit, “we have proposed, and this will certainly be a theme at the GPAI and the India AI summit, that technology should not be demonised to a point that we regulate it out of existence and innovation,” the minister noted.
He said that the future of tech ought to be architected by countries coming and working together on mitigating the potential risks associated with technologies like AI.
“The governments will work in an urgent manner and by the South Korea AI summit next year, we will have the global framework in place,” the minister said.
As the council chair of GPAI, India is set to host the annual summit at Pragati Maidan in Delhi from December 12-14.
The summit will see participation from AI experts, multilateral organisations, and other relevant stakeholders from 28 GPAI member countries and the European Union.