PM Modi’s Vision for AI Regulations in India: B20 Summit 2023

K. C. Sabreena Basheer 28 Aug, 2023 • 3 min read

As the B20 Summit India 2023 wrapped up in Delhi, the echoes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words continued to resonate. Speaking to a gathering of business leaders, Modi didn’t hold back. He highlighted India’s role in shaping the global supply chain, advocated for customer care policies, and championed the green credit approach. But that’s not all. In his address, he turned the spotlight on technology’s frontier: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency. Let’s delve into the insights of what PM Modi said about the development and regulation of AI in India.

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PM Modi addressed the B20 India Summit 2023, to speak about cryptocurrency and the development and regulation of AI.

A Historic Gift: Mutual Trust Takes Center Stage

In a striking proclamation, PM Modi emphasized India’s gift to the world: mutual trust. He highlighted the legacy of trust that India has woven and beckoned business leaders to engage with the brave new world of technology, where AI and cryptocurrency are reshaping the landscape.

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From Evolution to Revolution: PM Modi’s Call for Ethical AI

With the G20 Summit just around the corner, PM Modi’s call for a global framework for expanding “ethical” artificial intelligence (AI) is a game-changer. It’s a bold step towards leadership in the ongoing AI and cryptocurrency regulation debate. This shift signals India’s transformation from a passive stance on AI regulation to an active role in shaping regulations based on a “risk-based, user-harm” approach.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for ethical AI at the B20 India Summit 2023.

The Road to Regulation: A Shift in Paradigm

The winds of change have brought a paradigm shift in India’s approach to AI regulation. A mere whisper has turned into action, as evidenced by a consultation paper released by the apex telecommunications regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which proposed a “risk-based framework” for regulating AI. This paper also suggested the creation of a global agency for the “responsible use” of AI through international collaborations.

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Global Leap: India’s Stand on Responsible AI

India’s call for “ethical” AI at the B20 Summit resonates globally. It suggests establishing a regulatory body overseeing the responsible use of AI, akin to international bodies for nuclear non-proliferation. This stance aligns with Sam Altman’s, founder of OpenAI, vision for international AI regulation, emphasizing the need for global convergence.

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Microsoft’s Blueprint: A Glimpse into AI Governance

Tech giant Microsoft has joined the AI governance dialogue, presenting “Governing AI: A Blueprint for India.” This blueprint proposes a safety-focused approach, outlining deployment in licensed AI data centers with continuous monitoring and protection post-deployment.

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India’s Transformative Journey: An Opportunity Unveiled

Amid these developments, India stands at the threshold of a technological transformation, poised to harness innovation for economic growth. The nation’s policies are adapting to address privacy concerns, system biases, and intellectual property rights violations associated with AI.

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The Global Landscape: Diverse Approaches to AI Regulation

As the AI wave sweeps the world, nations are taking varied approaches to regulation. The European Union’s AI Act proposes a multi-tiered approach based on invasiveness and risk, while the UK adopts a more innovation-friendly stance.

Our Say

Prime Minister Modi’s insights at the B20 summit turn a new chapter for AI in India. His clarion call for “ethical” AI marks a turning point, heralding India’s newfound role as a leader in shaping the future of technology. As the world watches, India’s stance on cryptocurrency and AI regulation becomes a beacon of innovation, trust, and progress.

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