Stakeholders Ask Govt To Make Legal Framework To Recognise, Regulate AI In India

Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem stakeholders have called upon the government to create a legal framework not just for legally recognising AI but also for regulating AI in the Indian environment. The suggestion came during a conference in New Delhi to discuss AI and its adoption in India on July 27. During the event, Supreme Court Judge, Justice Rajesh Bindal, highlighted the growing significance of Artificial Intelligence and the various challenges and nuances that India is facing.

The Indian National Forum on Artificial Intelligence, organised by the Artificial Intelligence Law Hub and Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates, deliberated on the trends of AI and the kind of approaches the government needs to adopt to facilitate more rapid adoption of this emerging tool. Inaugurating the conference, Justice Rajesh Bindal highlighted the various legal developments in AI at the global level and further emphasised the urgent need for India to address the legalities pertaining to Artificial Intelligence by establishing strong policies and laws in this regard.

He also emphasised how the judiciary can play an important role in utilising the benefits of Artificial Intelligence to address the challenges of a huge backlog of cases in the subcontinent.

Justice Bindal talked about the need for more awareness and capacity building among users regarding the legal ramifications of using and depending on AI.

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A book titled “ChatGPT & Legalities,” authored by Supreme Court Advocate Dr Pavan Duggal, was released during the event. Duggal advocated the need for India to come up with strong legal frameworks not just to promote the legal recognition of AI but also to regulate AI, including Generative AI. He emphasised the need for India to demonstrate its leadership in developing and evolving AI legal jurisprudence.

Other panelists at the conference underlined the need for India to attain leadership positions in the context of AI and the importance of enhancing capacity-building initiatives to be undertaken by both state and private sectors. They also discussed how the existing Cyberlaw is not adequate to deal with various challenges posed by the advent of AI, including Generative AI.

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