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We must protect world against weaponisation of artificial intelligence by non-state actors: PM Modi

By Rajan Nath -- October 05, 2020 8:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed 'The Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE 2020)' Virtual Summit. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present during the summit.

Prasad said, "We welcome Artificial intelligence (AI) because it has enormous potential to generate development and also bring in further equity and delivery."

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"AI would become meaningful only when it brings in a palpable improvement in the quality of life of ordinary Indians. Therefore, if Digital Indian was for digital inclusion, we also want AI to further promote that inclusive character of development," he added.

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Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said that "This is a great effort to encourage discussion on Artificial Intelligence. You all have rightly highlighted aspects relating to technology and human empowerment. The teamwork of AI with humans can do wonders for our planet."

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PM Narendra Modi further said, "We launched the ‘Responsible AI for Youth’ program this year in April. Over 11,000 students from schools completed their basic course under this. Now they are building AI projects."

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"It remains our collective responsibility to ensure trust in how AI is used. Algorithm Transparency is key to establishing this Trust. Equally important is accountability. We must protect the world against weaponisation of AI by Non-State Actors," he added.

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"The National Educational Technology Forum is being formed. This will create an e-Education unit to boost the digital infrastructure, digital content, and capacity," PM Modi said.

educareHe also said that "I see a big role for AI in empowering agriculture, health care, education as well as creating next-generation urban infrastructure&addressing urban issues like reducing traffic jams, improving sewage systems. It can be used for making our disaster management systems stronger."