GPAI meet adopts New Delhi Al declaration

The GPAI Summit, a gathering of 29 member nations, including the European Union, announced the adoption of the New Delhi Declaration on Wednesday, according to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Information Technology. This declaration signifies a collaborative initiative to develop AI applications in healthcare and agriculture, with a specific focus on addressing the needs of the Global South in AI development.

Furthermore, participating nations agreed to leverage the GPAI platform to establish a global framework for AI trust and safety, ensuring the accessibility of AI solution benefits to all. India proposed hosting a GPAI Global Governance Summit within the next six months to finalize this framework.

Chandrasekhar underscored that the unanimous adoption of the New Delhi Declaration by the 29 GPAI countries positions GPAI at the forefront of shaping the future of AI innovation and collaboration among partner nations. He expressed, \”Countries agreed to create applications of AI in healthcare, agriculture, and many other areas that concern all our countries and all of our people.\”

Delegations from various countries, including Jean-Noel Barrot, Minister of Digital Affairs for France; Hiroshi Yoshida, Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs for Japan; and Viscount Jonathan Camrose, Minister of AI and Intellectual Property for the UK, were welcomed by GPAI. Barrot praised Japan for establishing a third \’expert support center\’ for AI and expressed plans to collaborate with the OECD under the Indian presidency of GPAI to enhance global solutions for AI governance.

Both Yoshida and Camrose emphasized the importance of inclusivity in GPAI\’s role in global AI development, with Yoshida expressing a desire to encourage more developing countries to join GPAI.

Following the conclusion of the GPAI Summit on Thursday, the Centre is scheduled to unveil the official AI policy under the India AI Program on January 10. Global discussions on AI regulation development will continue at the Korea Safety Summit in mid-2024.

In a Wednesday interview, Chandrasekhar discussed India\’s approach to AI regulation, emphasizing the need to strike a balance between enabling innovation and enforcing safeguards to prevent AI harm. He highlighted the importance of a global understanding and legal framework for regulating AI to address concerns of mass harm, drawing parallels with global regulatory agreements in areas such as missile control and access to nuclear materials.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized that the global development of AI should align with \”humanitarian and democratic values,\” promoting inclusivity and considering emotions alongside efficiency, ethics, and effectiveness.

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