PM Modi emphasises importance of advanced AI education and content verification measures during discussion with Bill Gates

On March 28, PM Modi and Bill Gates convened for talks encompassing AI, digital public infrastructure, and climate change. Gates commended India's embrace of technology, while PM Modi underscored initiatives like 'Namo Drone Didi,' focusing on empowering women. Additionally, PM Modi promoted AI education, implementing watermarks on AI content, and regulating deceptive deepfake technology.

By  Tanaya PradhanMar 29, 2024 2:55 PM
PM Modi emphasises importance of advanced AI education and content verification measures during discussion with Bill Gates
Additionally, he emphasised the need for a strong legal framework to govern both AI and deepfake technologies, highlighting the significance of responsible regulation in the swiftly changing digital environment. (Image source: Moneycontrol)

On Friday, March 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates engaged in an extensive conversation at the PM's residence, covering a wide range of topics including Artificial Intelligence (AI), digitising public infrastructure, and collaborative measures to address climate change.

Gates praised the rapid adoption of technology by the Indian population, acknowledging their leading role in embracing this transformative journey.

Addressing AI Challenges

Exploring the intricacies of AI, PM Modi explained to Gates the worldwide challenges presented by artificial intelligence. He emphasised the importance of extensive AI education and suggested integrating watermarks to verify AI-generated content.

The Prime Minister warned about the deceptive potential of deepfake technology, advocating for transparent labelling and complete disclosure of its origins. Additionally, he emphasised the need for a strong legal framework to govern both AI and deepfake technologies, highlighting the significance of responsible regulation in the swiftly changing digital environment.

PM Modi's Vision for Digital Transformation

PM Modi articulated his vision, emphasising the importance of bridging the digital gap within the nation. He underscored that digital public infrastructure is not only essential but also a fundamental catalyst for progress. Additionally, he highlighted the significant receptiveness of women in India towards adopting new technologies.

He pointed out the 'Namo Drone Didi' initiative as a notable illustration, demonstrating how women who previously lacked even basic bicycle-riding skills are now proficiently operating drones. This, he emphasised, indicates a substantial shift in mindset.

First Published on Mar 29, 2024 2:55 PM

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