The need of laws and regulations regarding ChatGpt in India





The launch of ChatGpt has created a lot of buzz, and one of the biggest reasons behind the buzz is the lack of privacy and power to replace humans, which also leads to controversies around access to data, as we don't know for what AI will use our data and who will be controlling it. 


Technology vs laws - 

Every time there is an entry of a new technology with great potential, governments need to act upon it and create new regulations so that it doesn't harm their citizens. The same thing happened when cryptocurrencies entered the market. People were scared that Bitcoin or other crypto coins could replace the national currencies. But governments worked on it to curb the danger in their way. 

Though many governments have come up with their own digital currency, which is based on blockchain, to stop the spread of cryptos, India also came up with the digital rupee. Now the new threat is AI and robots. 


Other countries on AI

Italy has banned ChatGpt because of the fear of data breaches, but the United Kingdom is planning to balance innovation and governance. The European Union is also having discussions about different AI rules. 


Plans in India - 

Some of the most influential faces of the country, like Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu, iSPIRT’s Sharad Sharma and former NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar have written an open letter about the power of AI tools that can bring great risk to the human existence. They are also pointing towards the potential massive job cuts that can happen due to the entry of AI tools and robots into the employment market. 


But what about the government? The government of Indias seems to have a neutral stand at this point. They are neither promoting the usage of AI, nor they are showing some plans towards banning such technologies. 


But there is a high chance that the government can bring a similar tool like ChatGpt that will be fully Indian. The government has also taken such decisions previously, like introducing UPI or bringing Rupay to break the monopoly of some foreign companies. 

The Planning Commission, NITI Aayog, has also issued some guidelines regarding AI technologies. The National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and the Responsible AI for All report is published by them. These reports have mentioned the vision and principles of creating and introducing AI in India. But those are not legally binding documents. 

AI poses a lot of threats like breaching of privacy and misuse of those private data for some wrong purposes. AI also poses a threat to copyright claims. The content generated by ChatGpt doesn't mention who holds the copyright of that writing, so it is getting difficult to use that content for official purposes. 


A National Level Expert Committee on AI has been established by the Indian government to offer advice on the ethical, legal, and societal ramifications of AI. But the governments need to work on legal frameworks for AI before it causes colossal damage to the citizens.


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