Overview of the strategy
India’s national AI strategy four ways forward to harness the power of AI:
- Research and application of AI:
– Provide fiscal support to establish a research center focusing on AI research
– Provide PhD fellowships, incentivize collaboration among academic institutions, and provide faculty fellowships
– Set up a common cloud platform for big data analytics
– Reform IP law pertaining to AI
– Create a space for international collaboration
- Re-skilling and training
– Create a national skills qualification framework and standards for AI related jobs
– Incentivize colleges and schools to adopt AI related classes into their curriculum
– Establish a committee to examine and report on the future of work
- Accelerating Adoption of AI
– Establish a platform for the sharing of public data in machine readable format
– Explore partnerships and crowdsourcing to help annotate data
– Be visible in AI related initiatives to foster collaboration and help policymakers realize AI’s full potential
- Responsible AI Development
– Set up ethics councils at the established research centers
– Implement a data protection framework and create sectorial guidelines
– Help establish research into ethics, privacy, legal aspects, social sustainability, and global competitiveness
Data governance in the strategy
- Does the AI plan mention data governance?
- Does the AI plan discuss open public data?
Yes; the strategy suggests establishing platforms for making datasets in the area of the social sector (either collected during implementation of a scheme or in normal business processes) available for open public use in a machine-readable format.
- Does the AI plan discuss proprietary data?
Yes; the strategy lays out the concept of a data marketplace that would address some issues associated with proprietary data like the original owner being compensated for the resale of data.
- Does the AI plan discuss personal data?
Yes; the strategy suggests the government implement a data protection framework and collaborate with industry to develop sector-specific guidelines on privacy.
- Does the AI plan discuss the mixing of data (hybrid)?
- Has the government consulted with the public on its AI strategy?
No; however, India has had a public consultation on the Government Open Data Use Licensethat is used to access, use, and share open data. Also, the Indian government is currently holding a public consultation on draft e-commerce guidelinesuntil September 16, 2019.