Indian PM Modi Inaugurates and Addresses GPAI Summit 2023 held in Delhi
Inaugurating the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit 2023 in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the transformative potential of AI in India’s technology landscape while urging caution in its deployment.
Against the backdrop of ongoing global debates on AI’s ethical use, PM Modi highlighted India’s utilization of AI to revolutionize healthcare and contribute to sustainable development.
Expressing India’s commitment to responsible and ethical AI practices, PM Modi outlined the nation’s development mantra of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” and the alignment of government policies with the ethos of ‘AI For All.’
He stressed the need for harnessing AI capabilities for social development and inclusive growth, underscoring India’s status as a leading player in AI talent and innovation.
Emphasizing the dependence of AI development on human and democratic values, PM Modi advocated for a global framework to ensure the ethical use of AI. He emphasized the importance of inclusivity in the development journey of AI, drawing on lessons from past technological inequalities.
PM Modi cautioned that the impact of AI on current and future generations necessitates careful consideration, and he expressed confidence that ideas emerging from the summit would help address potential risks.
While recognizing the positive impacts of AI, PM Modi also acknowledged its negative aspects, citing concerns about deepfake technology and the potential threat posed by AI tools falling into the hands of terrorists. He underscored the need for proactive planning to mitigate these challenges and safeguard global security.
In concluding remarks, PM Modi reiterated India’s commitment to responsible AI use, provided ethical, economic, and social concerns are addressed, cautioning against the potential consequences if AI were to be misused by malicious entities.
GPAI Summit 2023
The GPAI Summit 2023 will highlight numerous engaging sessions, among them the AI Expo, where 150 startups will demonstrate their capabilities. Prime Minister Modi asserted that the summit underscores India’s dedication to leveraging technology, with a specific focus on AI, to enhance the well-being of its citizens. This commitment also aims to ensure that nations in the Global South are not left behind in reaping the advantages of AI.