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U.S. Envoy Advocates Deeper Indo-U.S. Dialogue on AI Regulatory Framework

U.S. Envoy Advocates Deeper Indo-U.S. Dialogue on AI Regulatory Framework

U.S. Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, urged for intensified discussions between New Delhi and Washington regarding the regulatory framework for artificial intelligence (AI) during an interactive session organized by the Observer Research Foundation on Monday.

Highlighting the potential for a “multiplicative relationship” between the two democracies, Garcetti emphasized the urgency of preemptive action to avoid catastrophic consequences associated with AI. While acknowledging substantial discussions on the matter with India, he clarified that there were no formal proposals from either side as of now.

Garcetti underscored the significance of staying ahead of AI developments and referred to a recent executive order by U.S. President Joe Biden. The order mandates AI manufacturers to provide the federal government with assessments of their applications’ vulnerability to cyberattacks, the data used for training and testing AI, and performance measurements.

During the interactive session, Garcetti expressed concern about the potential catastrophic outcomes if AI is not managed proactively. He stated, “Even if there is only a remote chance, the repercussions of anything disastrous happening with our official intelligence could occur sooner than we think if we don’t take action against AI.”

Reflecting on the recent India-U.S. 2+2 dialogue, Garcetti highlighted the progress in strengthening the major defense partnership. He emphasized the need for New Delhi and Washington to deepen their conversations on AI, aligning with the evolving landscape of technological advancements.

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