India is advancing its goal to establish the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as the primary authority on AI regulation. The initiative, backed by key nations including the US, France, Canada, the UK, Korea, and others, aims to expand GPAI from its current 29 member nations to 44 by early next year, with a long-term goal of 65 countries by February.

The support for India’s proposal reflects a global consensus on the need for a unified AI governance framework. GPAI members have agreed that the organization should spearhead global discussions on AI governance, ensuring the technology remains safe and trusted. This move highlights the importance of GPAI in shaping the future of AI and fostering innovation.

Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has emphasized India’s commitment to responsible AI use and development. Negotiations are ongoing to reach a consensus on a declaration statement concerning AI’s ethical use and establishing regulatory frameworks. This effort aligns with India’s vision of a more inclusive global AI governance structure.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been actively working to include OECD nations and increase the participation of the Global South in AI regulation. The expansion of GPAI aims to balance the current dominance of European Union nations and enhance the representation of developing countries.

The 29 GPAI member nations recently adopted the New Delhi resolution, positioning GPAI at the forefront of AI governance. This resolution emphasizes collaborative AI applications and innovation in sectors such as healthcare and agriculture.

Source: Firstpost