Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Our goal is not to compete with Sam Altman or Elon Musk

By Consultants Review Team Wednesday, 06 December 2023

According to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, India is not competing with OpenAI's Sam Altman or xAI's Elon Musk in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Instead, the country is committed to developing AI applications that can greatly improve the lives of its residents while minimizing possible user harm. 

During his speech at the Global Technology Summit hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and Carnegie India, Chandrasekhar underlined this.

He emphasized that the government's primary goal is not to compete with individuals like Altman or Musk or to win awards like the Nobel Prize, but rather to make a positive difference in people's lives through practical AI applications.

"Our goal is not to compete with Sam Altman or Elon Musk or to win the next Nobel Prize, but to use cases to transform people's lives." "AI will be used to develop capabilities in real-world use cases," he explained. Chandrasekhar emphasized the critical role AI would play in a variety of industries, including agriculture, healthcare, security, language translation, and inclusivity.

According to Chandrasekhar, the globe is progressively aligning with India's stance on establishing safety and trust in the realm of AI. 

Furthermore, he announced plans for a worldwide summit on India AI in January 2024, with an emphasis on AI-related skills, computing, semiconductors, huge language models, and fundamental models.

The Minister underlined AI's deep potential to transform industries such as healthcare, agriculture, government, language translation, and inclusivity, claiming that it is one of the most significant and consequential technologies in recent history.


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