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VFS Global, Responsible AI Institute Partner to Enhance Visa Processing

FS Global will utilize the RAI Institute's expertise in AI ethics and data privacy to develop AI solutions that prioritize security, ethics, and alignment with visa processing needs.

by Kwabe Ben
VFS Global

VFS Global and the Responsible AI Institute (RAI Institute) have partnered to enhance visa processing services with a focus on convenience, innovation, and ethical practices. This collaboration aims to leverage technological advancements responsibly, ensuring secure and efficient visa and citizen services globally, including in Kenya.

VFS Global, a prominent outsourcing and technology services provider for governments and diplomatic missions, proudly announces its partnership with the RAI Institute, a respected non-profit organization based in the USA. The RAI Institute is dedicated to promoting responsible AI practices within organizations.

Through this partnership, VFS Global will utilize the RAI Institute’s expertise in AI ethics and data privacy to develop AI solutions that prioritize security, ethics, and alignment with visa processing needs.

This initiative will facilitate ongoing technological innovation, enhancing convenience for customers while maintaining the integrity of visa and citizen services. By fostering responsible AI practices, VFS Global aims to facilitate safe connections between people and countries, supporting global trade, tourism, education, and skills development.

VFS Global will develop AI solutions in compliance with the requirements and regulations of client governments, ensuring transparency and alignment with specific needs. All AI development will occur within VFS Global’s advanced Development Centers located in Mumbai, Dubai, and Berlin, where collaborative efforts with client governments will tailor solutions to enhance visa processing efficiency, security, and user experience.

This approach ensures VFS Global retains full control over AI development, implementing rigorous standards of security and safety. Solutions will be designed with strict AI safety and security measures to comply with local and international regulatory frameworks. Additional development will progress according to the readiness and requirements of client governments, ensuring alignment with specific timelines.

Zubin Karkaria, Founder and CEO of VFS Global, emphasizes the company’s commitment to ethical AI development and compliance with regulatory frameworks. Alyssa Lefaivre ┼ákopac, Head of Global Partnerships and Growth at the Responsible AI Institute, acknowledges his company’s contribution to promoting responsible AI practices.

VFS Global’s AI strategy underscores its dedication to innovation in visa, identity, and citizen services, meeting the evolving needs of client governments while fostering confidence and trust in its AI development initiatives.

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