Recommendations on India's Founding Membership in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

Updated: May 26



Global Law Assembly.

The Press Information Bureau recently announced that India has joined the Global Partnership of Artificial Intelligence as a founding member along with USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and Singapore and others. The Secretariat of the GPAI or Gee-Pay will be situated in Paris, France led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This is certainly a laudable moment for India surely, it must be considered a strong and reasonable step. The Executive Board of the Global Law Assembly would, therefore, like to submit the following recommendations to the Government of India on India's Founding Membership in the Global Partnership on AI:

  • India's legal mobility and capabilities are integral to this membership and its potential. The Government of India and the Parliament must redraft its labour law instruments, reform and effectively construct them in order to foster the cultural-economic potential of India as a South Asian country;

  • We equate India's categorical measures of reformation and innovation with the European Union/Council of Europe member-states and their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to a considerable extent keeping reservations on the practical realities. Keeping this into consideration, it is recommended that India's federal policies based on sober Centre-State Relations can surely endorse AI Education at a reasonable level and propensity. The Government already has certain AI Education initiatives, which are in process. Nevertheless, it is reasonable that the Government considers the all-comprehensive and improvable skills and capabilities of the Indian people, whether they are from urban, semi-urban or regional places, and implement dynamic economic education models, to internalize and federalize skill-centric education and persistence in skill development considering closer monitoring of the eco-environmental conditions of the places, where AI-centric economic development can foster readily;

  • India's sociological and multi-lithic cultural and ethical capabilities can transform and effectively render the constitutional and regulatory transformation of its AI approach. Public-private partnerships, therefore, can be based on the concept of India as development and ethics-centric power, where even its soft power considerations are central to positive disruption and alleviation of existential damage in the economic, social and constitutional cycle of the nation-state.

  • A blend of cultural ethics and confidence in Indic values & European constitutionalism can gauge newer, innovative and self-improvable AI ethics policies for India. Although India's moral constitutional philosophy is archaic and too abstract, its applied law machinery on technology transactions require serious and open reforms to foster healthier, rule-of-law-centric and economically visible improvements. The Government of India, in cooperation with the United Nations via the Permanent Mission at New York, its cooperation with the Commonwealth on the South-South Cooperation and even with the Russian Federation - have already implemented reasonable and philanthropic models.

  • India is the best example as a society and a polity to understand why data regulation and regularization should be substantial with stronger and elastic data protection law reforms. It is recommended that India does focus on AI's legal recognition and utility by shifting from the Global Capitalist approach endorsed by the United States of America, with some reservations kept by the EU/CoE members to a culture-economic approach, where alike the Kusnetz curve approach, India fosters on relative and relevant sustainability. In practicality, it would take nearly 5-10 years to lead towards the same considering the COVID19 crisis, provided India adopts some dynamic public-private approach, which is yet to be realized or perhaps expected.

The recommendations submitted are procured in good faith.

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