According to Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways, the government is neither considering to bring any law nor has any plans to regulate the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in India.
In a written submission to the Lok Sabha, Vaishnaw said that there are ethical concerns and risks around AI and the government agencies have started making efforts to standardise responsible AI and promote the adoption of the best practices. He added that NITI Aayog has published a series of papers on the subject of ‘Responsible AI for All’. However, the government is not considering bringing a law or regulating the growth of AI in the country.
In response to a question on the step that the government is taking to regulate the growth of AI in the country, Vaishnaw said that the government is harnessing the potential of AI to provide personalised and interactive citizen-centric services through digital public platforms.
Meanwhile, in a reply to a separate question on ChatGPT technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said it is a large language model (LLM) launched by OpenAI. While it has made significant strides, there are still many challenges with these types of models.