The ministry of consumer affairs is drafting the first set of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) standards.
According to a senior official, businesses that call their goods “AI-powered” would need to adhere to specific standards and regulations. The purpose of defining AI and machine learning is to prevent these phrases from being used to describe every other product. Businesses occasionally use built-in AI technologies to compel customers to make certain decisions. These initiatives will be discouraged.
According to the official, the rules might also include instructions for the handling and security of consumer data. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is developing the standards, which should be completed soon and made available to the general public.
The official added, “India must align itself with the standards of world-class quality adopted by the developed world if it wants to become a world power in this decade. According to the source, the BIS is now assessing Indian standards, harmonizing them with foreign norms, and developing new standards where necessary.
The government has taken certain unique steps to foster the development of AI and ML in order to showcase India as both a talent hub and a hub for global innovation. For instance, to help businesses working on cutting-edge technology like AI, the ministry of electronics and information technology is running a program called Startup Hub.