Governments and businesses are optimistic that AI will boost economic growth and enable India to leapfrog persistent socio-economic challenges. But AI systems also risk exacerbating socioeconomic inequities, can undermine civil liberties, and pose complex questions for individual agency and political accountability. Governance frameworks developed in more mature democracies may not be easily applicable in developing countries like India. What are the ethical frameworks, market policies, institutional capacities and governance frameworks needed to align AI trajectories with the public interest in India?
The Responsible Technology Initiative produces evidence-based research and foresight to align innovation trajectories with social justice. It is a program by the Digital Futures Lab, in partnership with the Omidyar Network India.