India became the first country to oppose artificial intelligence regulation
The government has announced that it will not pass laws preventing the development of AI because it considers it a "strategic area"
While the European Union, the United States and other countries are working to pass legislation to protect their users, the Asian country considers the technology a strategic area. The country's government is banking on the development of responsible AI and has no plans to regulate its growth in the country.
The above was confirmed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, which has detailed the country's plans for artificial intelligence through the lower house of parliament. According to the ministry, AI contributes to the digital economy and the innovation ecosystem.
"The government is harnessing the potential of AI to provide personalized, interactive, citizen-centric services through publicly accessible digital platforms" he said.
Unlike other countries, India does not agree to take a pause in the development of AI and aims to become a leader in this segment. To achieve this goal, the government will rely on the National Artificial Intelligence Plan, published in 2018. The document outlines certain guidelines that must be followed to accelerate development and expand deployment capabilities beyond commercial applications.
Why won't artificial intelligence be regulated in India?
Given that artificial intelligence will change the way we live, India feels the need to create an Ethics Council. It would be responsible for promoting best practices to address issues such as bias and discrimination present in the models. Regarding possible privacy breaches, the Plan emphasizes "the proper handling of data, the establishment of a regulatory framework, and the adoption of international standards."
As for the latter, there is a proposed law that would allow companies and researchers access to anonymous data sets compiled by the government. The open platform boasts more than 600,000 resources from various central and state agencies.
The Indian government considers artificial intelligence (AI) an important and strategic area for the country and the technology sector, and that AI will have a dynamic impact on the growth of entrepreneurship and business. And the government is taking all the necessary policy and infrastructure steps to develop a strong AI sector in the country.
Earlier, OpenAI's CEO compared the potential of ChatGPT to a nuclear bomb. Sam Altman believes AI can destroy the world or move it forward.