India has announced the launch of the inaugural Global India AI Summit, which will be held on December 10, 2023. The summit will bring together influential leaders and participants from the AI and the overall tech ecosystem.
India’s vision of AI for all
The summit is aligned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “India for AI and AI for India”. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT, said, “Our approach towards AI is not about following a trend, we have a deep-rooted belief and commitment that AI is going to be a kinetic enabler of our 1 trillion-dollar economy goal. It will also create deep capabilities within our startup and research ecosystem, in terms of real life AI use cases that we want to develop. I think this is a good launching pad for us to develop an overall comprehensive framework for policy, financing and resources.”
IndiaAI report submitted to the minister
The announcement came on the sidelines of the first edition of IndiaAI report that was handed over to minister Chandrasekhar by seven working groups of MEITY. The report detailed the operational aspects of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoEs), and the institutional framework governing data collection, management, processing and storage by the National Data Management Office (NDMO). The report also has recommendations on how India can leverage its demographic dividend and play to its strengths as an IT superpower to further the penetration of AI skills in the country.
Design Linked Incentive Scheme proposed
The report provides recommendations on the Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme that aims to offer financial incentives as well as design infrastructure support to domestic companies and start-ups/ MSMEs. The scheme will help India to become a global hub for AI design and innovation. The report also suggests strengthening of the AI compute infrastructure in India to support AI innovation through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Next action items identified
The objective of this exercise was to undertake a comprehensive study of all the pillars of IndiaAI and to identify tangible next action items that need to be worked on to achieve the goal of “AI for all”. The report covers various aspects such as:
- Ethical principles and guidelines for AI development and deployment
- Regulatory frameworks and standards for data protection and privacy
- Capacity building and skill development for AI talent
- Research and innovation ecosystem for AI
- Sectoral applications and use cases of AI
- International collaboration and partnerships for AI
The report will serve as a roadmap for India’s AI journey and will help in shaping the agenda for the Global India AI Summit.