Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has extended an invitation through a LinkedIn post to the global community for the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit 2023. The event is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from 12 to 14 December. The event is being held as among the whirlwind of rapid advancements, AI emerges as a field where applications are expanding at an exponential rate, driven by the ingenuity of a new generation of young, brilliant minds actively enriching its vast potential, said Modi in his post.
With over 1,12,718 Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)-recognized startups across 763 districts of the country as of 3 October 2023, India boasts a dynamic start-up ecosystem and a talented workforce that positions it as a significant contributor to the global evolution of AI. The Prime Minister underscored India's commitment to providing scalable, secure, affordable, sustainable, and globally replicable AI solutions. The Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) initiative stands out as a prime example of India's pioneering efforts in leveraging AI for societal betterment, he said.
He added that in the realm of AI, India is now gearing up to take a giant leap, utilizing this revolutionary technology for various productive purposes such as:
- Serving citizens in their language.
- Making education easier and personalised.
- Making healthcare more accessible.
- Making agriculture more informed.
Modi highlighted that in this context, the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), of which India is a co-founder, emerges as a crucial forum. The GPAI, boasting 28 member countries and the EU, guides the responsible development and use of AI on the global stage. India, Modi says, having made significant contributions since the GPAI's inception in June 2020, emphasizes its dedication to Safe & Trusted AI through its election to the Council in November 2022.
The summit will showcase several sessions, and also includes an AI Expo with stalls. This exhibition will also highlight the products of 150 startups, aiming at offering a glimpse into the innovative solutions that could shape the future of AI. Amitabh Kant, former CEO, Niti Aayog said that he was “delighted” to read the prime minster’s post on the Global Partnership on AI Summit. “AI brings with it the potential to boost the global economy by 15 trillion $ by 2030 and India's economy by a staggering $1 trillion by 2035. India, blessed with a wealth of data, robust AI workforce and a transformational stack of digital public infrastructure is perfectly poised to capitalize on AI. The enhancement of our Digital Public Infrastructure with AI will serve as a global benchmark. Drawing inspiration from our successful DPI ecosystem we can develop an open, reliable, transparent, and trusted AI future. A future where intelligence of this frontier technology is a public good,” he said.