As India aims to become a major player in the AI arena, it would be in the fitness of things that the country produces its own versions of trailblazing innovators like Sam Altman who can come up with advanced artificial intelligence technologies that can transform the lives of people worldwide in ways not thought of yet.
The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) Summit 2023 to be held in New Delhi from December 12-14 affords a splendid opportunity to key stakeholders for coming up with a mechanism to accelerate ways in which advanced AI technologies can benefit all and not some far more than others, while simultaneously minimising risks associated with the tech.
As several Indian companies attempt to showcase themselves as progressive employers to attract the best talent, the question that remains is how many of these would be willing to undertake a bias audit of their automated employment decision tools (AEDT) in the absence of any legal compulsion to do so.
As a powerful tool of citizen empowerment, an India-specific study would enable the country’s current and prospective workforce obtain a clear insight into how AI could impact their careers. It would also let them determine which of the existing jobs would be put most at risk due to the giant strides being made by artificial intelligence technologies and enable them to decide what they need to do to in terms of skilling and/or upskilling to ride the AI wave.