In the middle of a raging worldwide dispute on the consequences of AI (artificial intelligence), India has created a “policy group” to learn new techs and suggest a framework for its acceptance, Nasscom, the IT industry body, claimed to the media this week.
“We all are presently working out on a strategy structure on AI,” K S Viswanathan, vice president of Nasscom, claimed, when asked regarding worries over AI or the intelligence showed by machines. He claimed that a “policy group” has been formed by the Ministry of Information Technology and Electronics with illustration from the academia, which has executed a lot of investigation on the matter, and Nasscom for the perspective of the industry. The group will aim on features such as privacy, skilling the workforce, fixing responsibility, and security if anything goes incorrect, Viswanathan claimed.
“We have to make a thought management on what is this program all about and what will be the probable impact of it. Make a thought management when AI turns out to be a reality, what are the sub-elements and elements that need to be taken care of, how we pay attention to that,” he claimed. When asked regarding the probable outcomes from the deliberations of the group, Viswanathan claimed that nothing is sure about it, and implied that it might be a policy structure. On the timelines too, he was non-burial on the prolonged existence of the group for the engagement.
He claimed that Nasscom will be embracing a consultative meeting of stakeholders on what is needed from a perspective of a policy by the end of 2017 for the same. Worries are being lifted by a part of the tech world, which thinks AI has the latent to have unwanted consequences and are therefore making a ground for a rule, while others think that the sector will carry on finding needed solutions by itself. In the mean time, Viswanathan claimed that there are more than 800 multinationals such as Boeing, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Bosch, and Morgan Stanley that have installed their worldwide in-house centers in the nation and made USD 20 Billion of work each year, developing at 10%, which is quicker than the services export.
He claimed that while firms look at China for manufacturing and hardware related work, India is turning out to be the purpose of choice for centers related to software. Below the 10,000 startups program of Nasscom, the body has been capable of touching 3,000 firms.