Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Governments around the world are addressing the challenges posed by Deepfakes and AI, and in response to several cases, they are planning innovative solutions. 

According to a report from the Indian Express, the Indian government is embarking on an Artificial Intelligence Mission to establish its own 'sovereign AI.'

The goal is to enhance computational capabilities within the country and provide compute-as-a-service to Indian startups.

The initiative involves capacity building within the government and through a public-private partnership model.

The government aims to capitalise on the upcoming AI boom, anticipating it to be a crucial economic driver.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the AI Mission, emphasising its objective to harness the computing power of AI domestically.

The initiative is expected to benefit startups and entrepreneurs by offering improved services and promoting AI applications in sectors like agriculture, healthcare, and education.

The government envisions building a compute capacity of 10,000 to 30,000 GPUs through the PPP model and an additional 1,000-2,000 GPUs through the PSU Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, highlighted the need for Cabinet approval for the proposal, as per the report. 

Additionally, the government is actively working on building datasets and making them available to Indian startups.

This multifaceted approach reflects India's commitment to navigating the challenges of Deepfakes and leveraging AI for national development.