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India Joined GPAI, 1st of its kind AI initiative as founding member

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India joins Global Partnership on Artificial IntelligenceIndia has joined the first-of-its-type initiative namely Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as a founding member to support responsible and human-centric development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  • With this, India became the 15th founding member of GPAI which also include the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU), Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, and Singapore for launch of GPAI.
  • GPAI will be supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France as well as by two Centers of Expertise- one each in Montreal, Canada and Paris.
  • The Centres will also plan the annual GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary, the first of which will be hosted by Canada in December 2020.

About GPAI:

Officially proposed by France and Canada at the Biarritz Summit in August 2019, GPAI is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative for evolving better understanding of challenges and opportunities around AI by bridging the gap between theory and practice on AI. It will initially be comprised of four working groups focused on responsible AI, data governance, the future of work, and innovation and commercialisation.

How joining GPAI is helpful for India?

India has recently launched National AI Strategy and National AI Portal and has also started leveraging AI across various sectors such as education, agriculture, healthcare, e-commerce, finance, telecommunications, etc.

 By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of AI, by leveraging its experience of using digital technologies for inclusive growth.

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