Sovereign in AI: Why India must have its say in emerging technology

Sovereign development of the technology can be used for solving socioeconomic issues

artificial intelligence, Ai

Sourabh Lele
Arvind Krishna, chief executive officer (CEO) of IBM, made headlines when he said recently that all nations should consider having their own sovereign capability in artificial intelligence (AI).
As the world debates the possibility of AI revolutionising socioeconomic areas ranging from healthcare to transportation and national security, the technology has stirred curiosity and caution in equal measure.

Krishna, while visiting India, said that countries should develop their own AI large language models (LLMs), pre-trained tools that understand and generate text in a human-like fashion. GPT-3 and GPT-4 from OpenAI, LLaMA from Meta, and Google's PaLM2 are examples of LLMs.

First Published: Sep 03 2023 | 9:01 PM IST

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