India has joined leading nations of the world including USA, UK, EU, Australia among others as a founding member of a league of nations which has launched a Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay). The first of its kind initiative is aimed to guide responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.
 
 
What
  1. The multi-stakeholder initiative will work towards evolving better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around AI using the experience and diversity of participating countries. It will also support cutting-edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.
  2. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Singapore are among the other nations which have joined the partnership.
  3. By joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of Artificial Intelligence, leveraging its experience around use of digital technologies for inclusive growth, the statement from Indian government said.
  4. India has recently launched the National AI Strategy. Union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad has also launched the National AI Portal to bring together best ideas and resources on AI which can be leveraged across various sectors and across industries.
  5. In collaboration with partners and international organizations, GPAI will bring together leading experts from industry, civil society, governments, and academia to collaborate to promote responsible evolution of AI and will also evolve methodologies to show how AI can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around COVID-19.
  6. GPAI will be supported by a Secretariat, to be hosted by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two Centers of Expertise- one each in Montreal and Paris.
Flashback
  1. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. 
  2. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing (NLP), speech recognition and machine vision.