Google for India: Read what CEO Sundar Pichai has to say about AI innovation
He said he flew down to India “to see the progress being made from our $10 billion Indian Digitalization Fund (IDF).” The company’s top executive said he would meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss how AI can be applied in areas such as agriculture and healthcare.
Here’s what he said in a blog post:
It is special to be back in India and this trip is especially meaningful as it is my first time back since the pandemic. As we step out there, we feel optimistic about the future of the country and the role technology plays in improving lives.
Which brings me to why I’m here: to meet the Googlers first and foremost, as the team has grown considerably since I was last here. I’m also here to witness the progress made from our $10 billion India Digitalization Fund (IDF) and share the new ways we are helping to drive the digital future. Digital India at our Google for India event. That includes our efforts to build a single, unified AI model capable of handling over 100 Indian languages via speech and text – part of our global effort. aims to bring the world’s 1,000 most spoken languages online and help people access knowledge and information in their preferred language. We are also supporting a new, multidisciplinary center for responsible AI with IIT Madras. (Our India VP Sanjay Gupta shares more details in his blog post below.)
This progress is part of how we are working to capture AI opportunities globally, balancing the need for boldness with innovation and responsibility in our approach. I am excited to see how India will contribute to AI breakthroughs that can benefit over a billion people in India and more around the world.
More broadly, I’m amazed at how people are using technology to make their communities better. One of the local tech founders I met today has made a breakthrough by providing a non-radiation and non-invasive breast cancer screening tool; another has developed a chatbot that helps people manage stress. I’m excited to hear their stories and share thoughts on how technology can expand opportunities in the conversation at WomenWill.
Later today, I have the honor to meet with Mr. Prime Minister Modi to discuss how we support small businesses and startups, invest in cybersecurity, provide education and skills training, applications of artificial intelligence in areas such as agriculture and healthcare, as well as other priorities. by Prime Minister Modi Digital India The vision has helped accelerate the progress we are seeing across India and I am delighted that India shares its experience with the world as it assumes the G20 presidency in 2023.
The pace of technological change in India is phenomenal and there is still a lot of opportunity ahead. Nice to be able to see it up close, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.
Legal framework for innovation
Pichai also said that it is important for the government to create regulatory frameworks that help companies innovate. He is talking about the personal data protection (PDP) bill that is expected to come out next year.
“India has a leadership role here. It’s important to make sure you’re balancing the protections you’re putting in place for everyone and creating innovation frameworks so companies can change.” new based on certainty within the legal framework,” Pichai said.
It should be noted that the government is working on numerous bills to protect users’ data and create a solid regulatory framework around the new internet economy.
“I think it’s important for countries to think about how to best protect their citizens. We’re engaging constructively. It’s easy to build something of global scale. and this is the opportunity that India has. There’s no better time to do it.” start-up, although we’re dealing with the macroeconomic situation right now,” the Google CEO added.
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