India has a vast talent pool and a burgeoning start-up scene which, if properly tapped and encouraged, could not only provide indigenous military solutions, but could also create significant domestic expertise, which could then be exported.
India cannot and will not compete with China in the AI realm—instead it will play to its advantages by becoming a global AI hub for non-Chinese and non-Western markets.
Last year, the Union ministry of commerce constituted a task force to look at how Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged for India’s economic growth.
The controversies surrounding autonomous weapons must not obscure the fact that like most technologies, AI has a number of non-lethal uses for militaries across the world, and especially for the Indian military.
ITechLaw India is a global conference where technology leaders, lawyers, and policymakers converge for three days of intensive brainstorming and networking. The theme of this year’s conference is the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the challenges ahead for India.
It is necessary to move past the idea of artificial intelligence being a replacement for humans across the board, and begin having a deeper conversation about its effectiveness as a tool in the hands of humans.
The centrality of data for both innovation and policymaking renders data governance a critical theme for technology and policy discourse.
New Delhi needs to turn its attention in 2018 to creating significant domestic capabilities for information operations against threats at home and abroad.
Leading technology innovators, researchers, and entrepreneurs from around the world will engage with regulators, policy experts, and civil society actors in a series of dialogues.
It is important that start-ups start thinking about cybersecurity from the time they begin developing a structural design for their company, and not in later stages.