Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence
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- India will take over the chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).
- The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to advance the responsible and human-centric development and use of artificial intelligence.
- Specifically, GPAI brings together leading experts from science, industry, civil society, and governments to "bridge the gap between theory and practice" through applied AI projects and activities The goal is to facilitate international collaboration, reduce duplication between governments, and act as a global reference point on discussions on responsible AI.
- First announced on the margins of the 2018 G7 Summit GPAI was officially launched in 2020 with fifteen founding members: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
- Today, GPAI is a congregation of 25 member countries, including the US, the UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Singapore. India had in 2020 joined the group as a founding member.
Significance of India’s Membership
- For the 2022-2023 Steering Committee, the five government seats will therefore be held by Japan (as Lead Council Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee), France (Outgoing Council Chair), India (Incoming Council Chair), Canada and the United States.
- India occupying the chair also signifies how the world today perceives India as a Trusted Technology partner and one that has always advocated for the ethical use of technology for transforming citizens lives.