AI Policy Exchange (APE) is an international cooperative association of individuals and institutions working at the intersection of AI and public policy.
The association operates independently and on a non-profit basis with its day-to-day affairs managed by the AI Policy Exchange Secretariat, based out of New Delhi, India anchoring its Editorial and Research Networks to produce deliverables that can create an AI-literate society and inform better AI policies.
AI Policy Exchange believes good AI policies could only be a culmination of global / regional consensus between governments, businesses, and citizens on values motivating safe and ethical adoption and use of artificially intelligent technologies, secured through policy discourses and negotiations that are conducted with all fairness by prioritizing diversity and inclusivity.
AI Policy Exchange shall facilitate and promote safe and ethical adoption and use of artificially intelligent technologies by governments, businesses, and citizens by anchoring a cooperative global network of professionals, researchers, and policymakers working in AI and allied disciplines to collaboratively engage in addressing the most pressing and cutting-edge AI policy and governance challenges.
(1) To create an AI-literate society
The AI Policy Exchange Secretariat with the cooperation and support of the AI Policy Exchange Editorial Network, comprising AI professionals, researchers, and policymakers, creates and manages fora, programmes, and events, both online and offline to:
(a) Coordinate, curate, publish and disseminate high-impact public policy discourses on issues surfacing in the contemporary governance of artificially intelligent technologies; and
(b) Increase citizens’ awareness of the ongoing research on artificially intelligent technologies and public policies related to the adoption and use of these technologies, both existing and ones that are formulated and proposed for adoption by various governmental agencies, and various non-state actors, including national, regional and international organizations, institutions, and conglomerates, from time to time.
(2) To inform better AI policies
The AI Policy Exchange Secretariat with the cooperation and support with the AI Policy Exchange Research Network, comprising individual experts as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions in India and globally, seeks to:
(a) Engage in rigorous, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary public policy research to address the most pressing and cutting-edge governance challenges around the adoption and use of artificially intelligent technologies; and
(b) Curate and render evidence-based policy advice through policy briefs, memos, etcetera for governmental and non-governmental bodies engaged in conceptualizing, designing, and implementing AI policies.