Why is it in the news?
- India aims to develop Large Language Models (LLMs) for Indian languages, recognizing their significance in addressing societal challenges and advancing technology.
- LLMs are key to intelligent software applications like ChatGPT.
National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP)
|Significance of LLMs for India|
· Preserving Linguistic Diversity: LLMs can help preserve and promote linguistic diversity and cultural representation in India.
· Enhancing Accessibility: They can bridge the digital divide, foster inclusivity, and improve accessibility for all.
· Supporting Local Businesses: LLMs enable the creation of language-specific applications, supporting unique regional needs and local businesses.
· National Security: LLMs contribute to data and technology control, enhancing national security.
Draft National Deep Tech Startup Policy (NDTSP)
- The NDTSP aims to establish India’s position in the global deep tech value chain, focusing on semiconductors, AI, and space technology.
- It fosters innovation, economic growth, and societal development through research-driven deep tech startups.
Key Pillars of NDTSP
- Ensuring Economic Security
- Transition to a Knowledge-Driven Economy
- Atma Nirbhar Bharat Imperative (Self-reliance)
- Ethical Innovation
Priorities under NDTSP
- R&D and Innovation: Promoting research and innovation in deep technology.
- Intellectual Property: Safeguarding intellectual property rights.
- Funding: Providing financial support to startups.
- Infrastructure: Developing necessary infrastructure.
- Regulatory Environment: Creating conducive regulations for innovations.
- Diversity & Capacity Building: Fostering diversity and skill development.
- Adoption: Encouraging the adoption of deep tech solutions.
- Policy Interlinkages: Integrating policies for synergy.
Collaborations on LLM Models
- Collaboration through the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) to establish an open, accessible, and secure technology ecosystem.
- Focus on mutual trust, shared values, and democratic institutions.
- Address cultural diversity challenges by ensuring services in all Indian languages, especially for those without easy technology access.