Government Will Use Artificial Intelligence(AI) for Good Governance: Suresh PrabhuSci-Tech

February 18, 2019 16:14
Government Will Use Artificial Intelligence(AI) for Good Governance: Suresh Prabhu

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Suresh Prabhu,Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation,said that Government will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for good governance and proper regulations and corrective action will be taken to protect citizen’s privacy and ownership of data.

“India is transporting more data than US and China put together and the top six companies in the world are using this data with value addition and monetization. India is strengthening its legal system and regulatory framework to deal with this world of digital data,” he added.

Speaking at the the International Colloquium on Ethics and Governance of Autonomous AI system for a better world, Minister said, “ Artificial Intelligence is the technology of today and one who masters will rule the world.”

India is working on developing a strategy for the better use of AI for common good.

The two-day event has been organized by Department of Science and Technology, CMS, ITUAPT and InfocomThink Tank.

The opening session was addressed by Prof. K Vijay Raghvan, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India and Dr. R. S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI. Prof. Vijay Raghvan.

They said that Government has taken the initiative to formulate a national strategy for use of AI and make the process transparent and participative in order to create awareness in civil society about AI.

This is the first time in human history that machines are taking decisions based on data and experience and we have to learn to deal with this kind of decision making. Government will have to put in place mechanisms on how data is used and algorithms are written.

As all the data being generated in world today is being controlled by few companies, it is creating asymmetries as very few create, understand and use this data.This has given rise to a very powerful elite who are controlling millions of lives.

Dr. R. S. Sharma, Chairman TRAI, said that a data rich country like India must develop a national policy spelling out ownership of data, privacy of data generated by citizens and issues of data portability so that the sovereignty of country is not compromised.

The event will see many international experts brainstorm about ethics of AI and machine learning, legalities, application of AI, relevance of block chain technology and effect of automation on the labour force. Professors from five IITs, CDAC and other renowned institutions are participating in this two-day Colloquium.

-Sai Kumar

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