USIBC launches Artificial Intelligence Task Force

The USIBC AI board’s advisory committee leaders include Kamal Ahluwalia, Todd Skinner, and Ed Knight.

USIBC President Ambassador Atul Keshap / (Image: X/@USAmbKeshap)

The US Chamber of Commerce’s US-India Business Council (USIBC) has launched an AI Task Force (AI-TF), in line with US and India’s leadership on artificial intelligence (AI).

According to an official statement, the task force will advance artificial intelligence concepts and principles, drive multi stakeholder processes, and promote the development and commercialization of its technologies. 

Commenting on the development, USIBC president Ambassador Atul Keshap, said, “As we embark on this transformative journey with the establishment of the AI-TF under USIBC’s leadership, our strategic focus is clear.”

“Through this initiative, we seek to harness the immense potential of AI, propelling competitiveness in both US and Indian economies and our citizen-led societies,” he said, adding that they look forward to shaping a future where AI is a catalyst for progress. 

The USIBC AI board’s advisory committee leaders include Kamal Ahluwalia, president at Ikigai Labs; Todd Skinner, president of international at TransUnion; and Ed Knight, USIBC board chairman and executive vice chairman of Nasdaq.

The establishment of the AI-TF is a major step toward fostering a deeper partnership on the most innovative and transformative technologies, Knight remarked.

“The task force will encourage a principled approach to AI adoption, ensuring that these transformative technologies can be harnessed in a manner that is safe and secure. The USIBC looks forward to continued discussions with the US and India as we help bolster our countries’ AI leadership," he added.

Welcoming the initiative, US National Science Foundation's director Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan, remarked, “Partnerships will be key to the future of a trustworthy, safe, and secure AI enterprise. AI is advancing at an incredible pace, requiring researchers to collaborate and share resources for cutting-edge innovations and discoveries alongside a commitment to shared values and principles.”