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PM Modi warns about negative aspects of Artificial Intelligence at GPAI Summit

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs to be made more transparent and has also warned about its negative aspects and how AI could be a ‘threat’ to security.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit at Bharat Mandapam at New Delhi on Tuesday, PM Modi said, “For any system to become sustainable, it has to be made transformative, transparent and trusted. There is no doubt that AI is transformative. But it is up to us to make it as transparent as possible. If we can make the data and algorithms used transparent and free from bias, then it would be a good start. We have to convince people around the world that AI is for their benefit and well-being. We also have to assure different countries of the world that no one will be left behind in the development journey of this technology. Trust in AI will increase when ethical, economic and social concerns related to AI are taken into account.”
“For example, if up-skilling and re-skilling becomes part of the AI growth curve, youngsters will be able to believe that AI is for the betterment of their future. If attention is paid to data security, people will be able to believe that AI will drive development without interfering with their privacy. If the Global South realizes that they too play a crucial role in the development of AI, then they will be able to accept it as a way of the future,” he explained.

Negative Aspects of AI

Highlighting the negative aspects of AI, the Prime Minister said that even though it has the potential to become the strongest tool for development in the 21st century, it can also play a pivotal role in its destruction.
He expressed, “There are many positive aspects of AI, but the negative aspects related to it are also a matter of equal concern. AI can become the most significant tool of development in the 21st century and can also play the greatest role in destroying the 21st century. The challenge of ‘deepfake’ is in front of the whole world today. Apart from this, there is also a major threat to cyber security, and the issue of data theft and terrorists getting access to AI tools. If AI equipped weapons reach terrorist organizations, it will have a huge impact on global security.”
“We need to discuss this topic and reach a concrete plan on how to prevent misuse of AI. That is why, during the G20 Presidency, we proposed to create a framework for Responsible Human-Centric AI governance,” he added.

India is the lead chair of GPAI in 2024

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence or GPAI is a multi-stakeholder initiative with 29 member countries aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice on AI by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities. India is the lead chair of GPAI in 2024.
As one of the founding members of GPAI in 2020, the current incoming Support Chair of GPAI, and the Lead Chair for GPAI in 2024, India is hosting the Annual GPAI Summit from December 12-14, 2023.
Multiple sessions on diverse topics like AI & global health, education and skilling, AI and data governance, and ML Workshop, among others will be organised during the summit. The summit will witness the participation of 50+ GPAI experts and 150+ speakers from across the countries.
Top AI Gamechangers from across the world will be participating in different events including Intel, Reliance Jio, Google, Meta, AWS, Yotta, Netweb, Paytm, Microsoft, Mastercard, NIC, STPI, Immerse, Jio Haptik, Bhashini etc. Students who are winners under YUVA AI initiative and start-ups will also showcase their AI models and solutions.