Indian technology experts of eminence named to new AI advisory body of UN


Amandeep Singh Gill, Sharad Sharma, and Nazneen Rajani as announced by Antonio Guterres

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Eminent technology experts hailing from India have been appointed as members of a new global advisory body announced by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to support the international community’s efforts in governing artificial intelligence (AI).

A High-Level Multistakeholder Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence brings together experts from the government, the private sector, the research community, civil society, and academia, as announced by Guterres on Thursday. It will focus on building a global scientific consensus on risks and challenges, helping harness AI for the Sustainable Development Goals, and strengthening international cooperation on AI governance, as per the statement.

Highlighting the potential of AI for developing economies Guterres said, “In our challenging times, AI could power extraordinary progress for humanity. From predicting and addressing crises to rolling out public health services and education services, AI could scale up and amplify the work of governments, civil society, and the United Nations across the board.”

Among the members of the advisory body are the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology Amandeep Singh Gill; co-founder of iSPIRT Foundation Sharad Sharma; and Lead Researcher at Hugging Face, India Nazneen Rajani.

Gill was the CEO of the International Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR) project, based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Sharma also co-founded Teltier Technologies, a wireless infrastructure start-up now part of CISCO, and was instrumental in the success of India’s first IP-focused fund, the India Innovation Fund.

Rajani is the Research Lead at Hugging Face, an AI Safety and Alignment specialist, leveraging Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF).

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