AI for ALL

November 15, 2018
Mumbai, India

The inaugural edition of AI for All conference, organized by NITI Aayog, the Indian government’s policy think tank, was held in Mumbai from November 15-16, 2018.

Over the past two years, several countries from around the world have either published national AI strategies or launched government task forces to deliberate on the subject. It is clear that states are viewing AI not just as a technological advancement but a race towards economic and military superiority. However, AI promises to implicate more than just politics and economics. It could fundamentally alter how communities and societies will be organized in the future.

Arohi Jain, our Head of Research & Advisory, was invited to chair a panel discussion on ‘The Race for Autonomy: Strategies, Security and Implications of AI’ with speakers from North America, Europe and Asia. The panelists debated the how the global balance of power will shift and be continuously challenged in the age of AI, especially since technology may no longer be the great equalizer as countries compete to gain a head start in AI adoption. As states declare their strategies to harness the potential of AI to meet national priorities, what will the global landscape for competition look like in the AI age? And more importantly, how can certain regions of the world play technological catch-up and manage transitions in manufacturing, labor, defense and the larger economy from the AI revolution?