Amandeep Singh Gill leads the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative, a multistakeholder initiative in follow-up to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Prior to serving the UNSG Panel as Executive Director, he was India’s Ambassador and PR to the Conference on Disarmament. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992 and served abroad at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
As Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems from 2017-2018, Amandeep Gill led 125 States party to the CCW in adopting a set of guiding principles on the use of AI in weapons systems. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation.
Amandeep Gill has a B Tech in Electronics from Panjab University and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD from King’s College London is on Multilateral Learning. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre for International Security and Cooperation. His professional interests focus on digital transformations, AI governance, science, security and international policy learning. He speaks Punjabi, Hindi, English and French.