India has joined international and multi-stakeholder initiative Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as its founder member.

This multi-stakeholder international partnership will promote responsible and human centric development and use of AI. GPAI will bring together experts from the industry, civil society, governments, and academia to collaborate and promote responsible evolution of AI.

The platform will also evolve methodologies to show how it can be leveraged to better respond to the present global crisis around Covid-19.

As per the government, by joining GPAI as a founding member, India will actively participate in the global development of artificial intelligence, leveraging its experience around use of digital technologies for inclusive growth.

This body is supported by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, as well as by two centres of expertise- one each in Montreal and Paris.

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Singapore are among the other nations which have joined the partnership.