The government of India and Meta joins for innovation-friendly regulations
According to a report, the company was also told that it would do well to attract the government’s attention by undertaking an AI initiative by itself in the country or even as part of the consortium.
The government of India has told Meta that the country can use its position as the Chair of GPAI to push for innovation-friendly regulations at the multilateral forum if the company becomes the government’s trusted AI partner, according to sources aware of the developments.
According to a report, the company was also told that it would do well to attract the government’s attention by undertaking an AI initiative by itself in the country or even as part of the consortium. Also, AI would be one of the focus areas for the government in its G20 presidency.
As per the Meta spokesperson, the company appreciates the opportunity to discuss how Meta can work with the government to achieve India’s techade goals.
India took over the chair of the GPAI for 2022-23 at a meeting of the body in Tokyo on November 2021. In the election to the council chair, India had received more than a two-thirds majority of first-preference votes, while Canada and the US ranked in the following two places in the tally.
The government also told Meta that it would welcome an initiative to have Indian techies based in the country working on AI.
Meta policy chief Nick Clegg stated that Meta had not thus far thought about AI investments in India due to confusion around data localization norms, but that might no longer be an issue as the latest version of a proposed digital data protection law has significantly eased the rules of data storage.
The Indian government has told meta, which owns social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to make woofers to press and complete content takedown orders issued by authorities within one hour of receiving such official communication.
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