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PM MODI AT G-7: END MONOPOLY AT TECH; ENSURE UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Aarti Singh,

Punjab College of Law

PM MODI AT G-7: END MONOPOLY AT TECH; ENSURE UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Prime Minister Narinder Modi attended the annual G-7 Summit held in Borgo Egnazia (Fansano) in Apulia, Italy, from June 13th to 15th, 2024. This group celebrated its 50th anniversary through this summit. Leaders of the G-7 agreed during their 50th summit to develop bonds with G-7 PGII (Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment) initiatives.

It generated a lot of attention for his call to end technology monopolies and ensure access. India, which is attending for the eleventh time, could be looking to take into account the utilitarianism of the engagement given the present situation in the field of the G-7.

Speaking at the G7 Summit, PM Modi concentrated on these matters, which shows the significance that India is gaining in the global arena. India's perspective reflects its struggle with technology grants and its aim to foster an environment that includes everyone.

The PM stated that in order to eradicate inequality and lay the groundwork for an inclusive society, the global community must guarantee that the advantages of technology are experienced by every segment of the population.

In his speeches, the PM emphasized the significance of ending the monopoly in technology. As per Modi, India has been one of the initial nations to create a national artificial intelligence schedule.

The prime minister pointed out that New Delhi reiterated the relevance of international governance in the field of artificial intelligence during the G-20 conference that India hosted last year. “We must make technology creative, not destructive. Only then will we be able to lay the foundation of an inclusive society. India is striving for a better future through his human-centric approach,” Modi said.[1]

According to an official statement, Modi's emphasis was on technology playing a role in fostering progress and the well-being of all. He further said that India had fostered international collaboration as a founding member of the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (AI) while addressing the outreach session on artificial intelligence, energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean. India will partner with all the nations in order to guarantee that artificial intelligence (AI), subject to scrutiny, is transparent, promotional, safe, and accessible.

Besides, the PM privately urged that particular attention should be paid to the interests of the Global South, especially those of Africa. In fact, it was honorable that the African Union was admitted as a permanent member of the G20 under its presidency. He said that India has been and will keep making contributions to the society and economic development of all the African nations.

According to his point of view, US President Joe Biden addressed Brazil, Argentina, and India as prominent mineral-related partners in the words he spoke.

The PM further said that he was attending the summit after his re-election in the “largest democratic exercise in the history of humankind.”

In connection with the elections in India, the PM stated that the omnipresent use of technologies made the entire process fair and transparent and called this return a triumph of democracy. And it is my good fortune that I have been able to serve the people of India for the third time in a row. In the last six decades, this has never occurred in India before. The blessings that the people of India have bestowed in the form of this historic victory are the victories of democracy. He enunciated, “It is the triumph of the democratic world as an exclusive.”

According to the PM, India is the first nation to have fulfilled all of its COP commitments ahead of schedule. The PM elaborated on India's energy transformation plan; its strategy was predicated on acceptance, accessibility, affordability, and availability.[2]

Further, the PM stated that the 21st century is a technological age. Technology gives “the courage to take man to the moon,” but it also causes problems like cyber security.[3] Speaking in Hindi, he stated, “Together, we must ensure that the benefits of technology reach all sections of society,…Help eliminate social inequalities and expand human strengths instead of limiting them.”

The PM emphasized the necessity of breaking up technological monopolies. “We have to use technology to create, not to destroy.” We won't be able to establish the framework for an inclusive society until then, he continued.

Plantations were also pointed out by the prime minister as an effective means to increase environmentally friendly land.

“We want to develop the cultivation of trees to create a large-scale, responsible around-the-globe movement with some of your own personality. I strongly encourage you all to actively engage,” he declared.

He stated that India was making efforts to reach net zero by 2070. He called on the world community to join the planting of trees campaign he established on World Environment Day, “Plant4Mother” (Ek Pedh Maa k Naam), which refers to India's Mission Life (Lifestyle for Environment), and to make it a mass movement with a personal touch and global responsibility, the ruling party stated.[4]

Modi's focus on these issues demonstrates India's growing importance. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India's economy is one of the world's fastest-developing. India's presence at the G-7 summit is highly important. Its cooperation with India will be valuable in determining exactly how international cooperation will grow in the future.

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