As worries about the disruptive potential of this new technology grow, India is advocating for an institutional framework among states for regulating artificial intelligence and has advocated for an international agreement on the dos and don’ts of AI.
“In order to avoid falling behind in a world of innovation that is changing quickly, democratic nations need to reach a consensus on the dos and don’ts of AI,” stated Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the minister of state for electronics and information technology, in a meeting with Alexandra Van Huffelen, the Dutch minister. “We need to establish an institutional framework between countries that will define the guardrails for platforms, further enhancing accountability.”
The minister is in the UK for the AI Safety Summit, which British Prime Minister Rishi Sounak organized in order to discuss and draw attention to the issues raised by AI’s explosive development and its potential to completely transform work and life as we know it.
This coincides with India’s preparation of the Digital India Bill (DIB), which will replace the Information Technology Act, which has been in place for more than 20 years.
According to Moneycontrol, the DIB can provide safeguards against AI algorithms, such as giving people the ability to choose not to be bound by the judgments made by an algorithm, albeit with riders.
In a meeting with Australia’s Minister of Science and Industry, Ed Husic, Chandrasekhar talked about stepping up the current cooperation in the areas of cybersecurity, semiconductor ecosystem, and emerging and vital technologies.
During his meeting with Viscount Camrose, the UK’s Minister of State for AI and Intellectual Property, the two leaders discussed the possible dangers of AI-related user harm and agreed to work together to make real progress in this area in the upcoming months.
The minister also sent out invites to all countries for the December 2023 GPAI and India AI summits.
India and 28 other countries signed “The Bletchley Declaration” on November 1. The paper promotes a deeper investigation of AI’s whole potential and emphasizes the significance of coordinating AI systems with human aims.