Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad at an event focused on applied AI in India spoke about the importance of the AI ecosystem and its application. The four-day event, all.ai, organized by Intel, focused on youth skills, healthcare, mobility and the future of work using AI.
Prasad spoke about the importance of facial recognition technology and its global significance, but also said it should be impartial with regards to local citizens. “The facial recognition process cannot show any bias of color or ethnicity,” he said.
Prasad noted that while user data is taken into account, they should also be informed of the purpose for which it is used.
“Data is the oxygen for AI. The data ecosystem must be reliable and users must be made aware of the purpose for which their data is being used. There must be a sanctity to that process, be it security, protection, or consent. It is equally important that the right to privacy is also respected, ”he said.
“The application of AI should not happen in a way that loses the fundamental attributes of human existence that have been tested over time. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out, artificial intelligence cannot be used as a means of weaponry, “Prasad said.” As an IT minister, the prospect excites me. But as a law minister, it concerns me. If a driverless car causes an accident, who is responsible: the car, or its owner, who might not even be in it? “
Prasad also highlighted concerns about replacing labor with AI. “Yes, there are fears that artificial intelligence could replace jobs. But if some jobs go, more and more will be created. Artificial intelligence can replace existing jobs, but more jobs will be created once the ecosystem unfolds, “he said.
The Minister of Electronics and IT spoke about the importance of impartial AI that can be used by local citizens, safely and privately.
- The Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed an event focused on the importance of an ecosystem based on artificial intelligence.
- Prasad noted that while user data is taken into account, they should also be informed of the purpose for which it is used.
- Prasad also highlighted concerns about replacing labor with AI and said it is possible to create new jobs once the ecosystem unfolds.