India removes approval requirement for AI model launches

  • India no longer requires stakeholders to obtain approval before rolling out or deploying AI models to users in the South Asian market.
  • The revised guidelines recommends that companies flag untested and unreliable AI models so that users can be aware of their potential fallibility and unreliability.
  • The advisory stressed that AI models cannot be used to share illegal content and should not allow bias, discrimination or threaten the integrity of the electoral process.

No more requests for approval

India has withdrawn a recent AI consultation after criticism from many local and global entrepreneurs and investors. The Electronics and Information Technology Ministry on Friday shared its latest AI consultation with industry stakeholders, no longer requiring them to obtain government approval before rolling out or deploying AI models to users in the South Asian market. Under the revised guidelines, companies are advised to flag untested and unreliable AI models to inform users of their potential fallibility or unreliability.

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Future of regulation

The Treasury said earlier this month that while the recommendation is not legally binding, it shows that it is “the future of regulation” and that the government is demanding compliance. According to Indian law, AI models should not be used to share illegal content and should not allow bias, discrimination or threaten the integrity of the electoral process.

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Tuna Tu, an intern reporter at BTW media dedicated in artificial intelligence and media. She graduated from The Communication University of Zhejiang and now works in Hangzhou. Send tips to t.tu@btw.media.

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