India’s Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, is preparing to meet Sam Altman, founder and CEO of OpenAI, the company behind the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT.
What Happened? As noted in a MoneyControl report, this meeting comes as India finalises a draft law for digital technologies, including provisions for regulating artificial intelligence (AI).
Altman is currently touring the world and will spend 36 hours in India. During this time, top government officials plan to discuss India’s AI programme, among other topics.
Since its launch last year, ChatGPT, an AI-based conversational chatbot, has garnered global attention. However, the challenge remains on how to regulate this emerging technology.
Altman proposed an international authority for regulating advanced AI development last month. However, Chandrasekhar hinted that the Indian government may have a different perspective on this issue.
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Chandrasekhar acknowledged Altman’s intelligence and ideas on AI regulation but emphasised that India also has bright minds with unique views on AI guidelines. He stated that even if an “AI United Nations,” as Altman suggested, comes into existence, it wouldn’t hinder India from doing what’s best for its digital citizens and ensuring a safe and trustworthy internet.
Chandrasekhar further indicated that the government aims to regulate AI considering user harm and that the upcoming Digital India Bill draft will address this.
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