“The first is to evaluate the use of AI in sustainable agriculture, adding to the previous GPAI themes, including healthcare, climate action and building a resilient society. The second is on collaborative AI — in line with our DPI [Digital Public Infrastructure] approach,” Indian IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told The Indian Express while talking about India’s final stance around AI.
Vaishnaw’s statement came just a day before the fourth edition of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) summit, which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday.
“In India, we are witnessing an AI innovation spirit. Our government’s policies and programs are guided by ‘AI for all’. India is committed to responsible and ethical use of AI. There is no doubt that AI is transformative, but it is up to us to make it more transparent. We have to work together to prepare a global framework for the ethical use of AI,” said PM Modi at the inaugural event. “Trust on AI will grow only when related ethical, economic and social aspects are addressed. We’ll have to make upskilling and reskilling part of AI growth curve.”
With an aim to illuminate breakthroughs and progress in AI, the three-day event is a collection of ideas, innovation and collaboration that brings 29 member nations together to arrive at a global consensus on the right use of AI, the required guardrails and how it can be democratized.
AI in action
Just days before attending the AI Safety Summit in the UK, the US issued executive orders on Safety and Security Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence to 2025 report. With the GPAI initiative, India is focusing on bridging the gap between theory and the practical use of AI with the support of research and use cases on AI-related priorities.
Moving in the same direction, HCLTech has delivered several practical use cases that highlight AI as a force for good. Here are some of the major highlights.
Climate action: HCLTech recently launched AquaSphere that allows organizations to include water among their sustainability goals and enables businesses to compare their results against established metrics in real time, measure consumption and waste. AquaSphere is a cutting-edge solution that combines the capabilities of next-gen generative AI capabilities, data analytics, blockchain and cloud to automate and digitize your water conservation practices.
Healthcare: A prominent US-based medical devices and healthcare company that addresses a spectrum of healthcare needs, required an AI-powered conversational agent (chatbot). The client wanted this chatbot to engage with patients effectively and respond to queries based on automatically collected data. HCLTech developed a GenAI-based agent using a large language model for patient query understanding. This agent identifies key premedical questions and patients’ voice inputs are transcribed into text with machine comprehension and conditional prompting, finally generating domain-specific responses.
Sustainable agriculture: HCLTech recently partnered with Elders, a leading Australian agribusiness, to accelerate digital transformation across Elders’ business operations. HCLTech will provide cutting-edge managed IT services and a diverse portfolio of IT capabilities to Elders, including the ability to harness HCLTech’s AI offerings and other industry-leading sustainable opportunities. HCLTech will also be responsible for application development and management, digital workplace capabilities, infrastructure, cybersecurity and data management for Elders.
Resilient society: Mexico City is one of the most populous cities in Latin America and was struggling with high crime rates (644 homicides) in 2020. The government aimed to turn this around by adopting a ‘smart city’ model, supported by robust AI-enabled surveillance capabilities and an integrated IoT ecosystem. This initiative was deployed to ensure an enhanced focus on public convenience and safety. HCLTech Nucleus brought together the entire IoT-enabled connected ecosystem into one network, which is capable of catering to the entire spectrum of connected devices.
Collaborative AI: At Cloud Native and AI Labs in London, Dallas and Noida, HCLTech is working closely with global leaders like Nvidia, Intel, Dell Technologies, Microsoft and Google. This is paving the way to help customers across industries adopt GenAI solutions and enable on-prem private and hybrid AI solutions. With its data engineering and AI offerings and capabilities, HCLTech also helps organizations identify AI opportunities, develop strategies and create roadmaps for AI adoption.