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What is AI and What it Can Do for Us ?


The first panel discussion will establish the platform for discussion of the many facets of AI. Firstly, What is AI and What it Can Do for Us? It will highlight the foundations of AI, how it is transforming the industry and leading to innovation and how it is driving the economy towards exponential growth. IGPP strives to contribute to the domain of policy-making where decision-makers need to know how these AI based systems actually work so that they are able to take informed decisions.


Prof. Balaraman Ravindran

Head, Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI and Head, Centre for Responsible AI (CeRAI)

Prof. Arpan Kumar Kar

Professor and Joint Faculty, Yardi ScAI, IIT Delhi

Dr. Abhinav Dhall

Head, Centre for Applied Research in Data Sciences, IIT Ropar

Prof. Deepak Garg

Director, and Vice Chancellor SR University

Dr. Manish Tiwari

Director, IGPP (Moderator)

Emerging Threats : AI-Generated Harms



The second-in-series panel discussion on ‘Emerging Threats: AI-Generated Harms’ will be around the threats that have been emerging in the field of AI and other emerging technologies. It will involve experts from various fields who will discuss the threats related to data misuse, misinformation, disinformation, and deepfakes propagated by AI as a nascent technology, and explore preventive measures.


Mr. Jibu Elias

Mozilla Responsible Computing Fellow (India)

Adv. N. S. Nappinai

Advocate, Supreme Court and Founder-Cyber Saathi

Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Bhagat Singh Rekhi Chair Professor, IIT Bombay


Mr. Sri ram

Founder PrimeFort and Cybersecurity Researcher

Dr. Manish Tiwari

Director, IGPP (Moderator)

AI  Across Borders: A Global Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

The Third Panel Discussion on ‘AI Across Borders: A Global Perspective on Artificial Intelligence’, will explore the role of big tech as key power holders in this new era and how AI technologies shape various aspects of our lives. The panel also evaluates diverse global approaches to AI regulation, ranging from Japan’s innovation-oriented model to the EU’s human-centric model, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Additionally, the discussion questions whether the EU’s AI Act can lead as a regulatory example and considers the viability of an international agency for effective AI regulation, acknowledging associated challenges.


Ms. Aprajita Rana

Partner, AZB & Partners and Independent Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Mr. John C. Havens

Executive Director, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Dr Chiranjiv Roy

VP/Global Head of Data Sciences & Applied AI, Course5i

Dr. Avik Sarkar

Senior Research Consultant & Visiting Faculty, Indian School of Business and Member, Indian Datasets for Artificial Intelligence

Mr. Ashish Jaiman

Director of Product, Microsoft

Dr. Manish Tiwari

Director, IGPP (Moderator)

The Fourth Panel Discussion titled ‘Exploring India’s AI Path: Present Pioneers, Future Frontiers’ will shed light on the current approaches of the Indian government to deal with AI and AI-generated harms. It will also discuss the approach of government to maintain a balance between innovation and security. Panellists will discuss the issue of industry and their perspective on how the government should go about AI regulation, also the issue of data access for startups or small companies. Is there a need for regulation and if required, what kind of regulation should be in place will be one of the key discussion points of this panel. It will also discuss whether policymakers have the necessary knowledge to regulate this new tech field and how ill-informed decisions could do more harm than good. This panel would also brainstorm on how AI can be one of the biggest contributors in the realisation of India’s vision of 2047 and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Dr. Alpan Raval

Chief Scientist, AI/ML, Wadhwani AI

Dr. Avik Sarkar

Senior Research Consultant & Visiting Faculty, Indian School of Business and Member, Indian Datasets for Artificial Intelligence

Mr. Rakesh Kaul Punjabi

Leader, AI-Activation, Ernst & Young

Mr. Gaurav Aggarwal

Co-founder, Ananas Labs and Anchor Volunteer, iSPIRT Foundation

Dr. Manish Tiwari

Director, IGPP (Moderator)


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