India joins global alliance on Artificial Intelligence as founding member

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India has joined leading nations of the world including USA, UK, EU, France, Germany, Japan among others as a founding member of a league of nations which has launched a Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay).

GPAI is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative to guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth, said a press communiqué released by the Indian government on Monday.

The first-of-its-type initiative for evolving better understanding of challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries, the multi-stakeholder initiative will look to bridge the gap between theory and practice by supporting advanced research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.

Australia, Canada, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Singapore are among the other nations which have joined the partnership.

In collaboration with partners and international organisations, the GPAI will bring together leading experts from industry, civil society, governments, and academia to collaborate to promote responsible evolution of AI and will also evolve methodologies to show how AI can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around COVID-19, the release said.

The GPAI will be supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two Centers of Expertise — one each in Montreal and Paris.

By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of Artificial Intelligence, leveraging upon its experience around use of digital technologies for inclusive growth, the release added.

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