• India
  • Nov 22

India assumes Chair of Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

India assumed the Chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence for 2022-23 at a meeting of the body in Tokyo on November 21.

In the election to the Council Chair, India had received more than a two-thirds majority of first-preference votes while Canada and the United States of America ranked in the next two best places in the tally.

AI is expected to add $967 billion to the Indian economy by 2035 and $450-500 billion to India’s GDP by 2025, accounting for 10 per cent of the country's $5 trillion GDP target. 

What is GPAI?

• Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative launched in June 2020 to guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.

• GPAI was officially proposed by France and Canada at the G7 Summit in Biarritz in August 2019. G7 leaders then officially welcomed the OECD’s willingness to support their work to advance AI, in line with its recommendation on AI.

• Built around a shared commitment to the OECD Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence, GPAI brings together engaged minds and expertise from science, industry, civil society, governments, international organisations and academia to foster international cooperation.

• The first-of-its-type initiative for evolving better understanding of challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries, the alliance will look to bridge the gap between theory and practice by supporting advanced research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.

• GPAI is a congregation of 25 member countries, including the US, the UK, the EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore. 

• India joined the group as a founding member in 2020.

• GPAI has a Council and a Steering Committee, supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two Centers of Expertise — one in Montreal (CEIMIA, the International Centre of Expertise in Montreal for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and one in Paris (at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology).

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