Tech can help solve India’s biggest challenges: Microsoft president

Microsoft Chairman and Vice Chairman Brad Smith said on Thursday that technology can help solve some of India’s biggest challenges, such as climate change and food security.

Smith, who is in India this week, said the country can take giant leaps forward with world-class innovations that can help solve global problems.

“I’m in India as the country celebrates 75 years of independence. It’s an exciting time to learn more about how technology can help solve some of India’s biggest challenges – and how the Indian innovation is shaping the future,” Smith tweeted.

An Indian Twitter user replied, “Welcome to India, Brad. Food security and climate change are the greatest threat to humanity and I strongly believe that India will emerge as a world leader, showing how to make the better world for all”.

The president of Microsoft had previously met in the capital with the minister of state for computing and electronics, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

“Brad Smith, Anant Maheshwari from Microsoft India called me at my office. He had a discussion about the future of emerging technologies,” Chandrasekhar had tweeted.

Smith said earlier that India will become the world’s artificial intelligence (AI) superpower.

During the ‘RAISE 2020’ virtual conference on AI inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he applauded the Indian government’s efforts in developing AI, saying the national AI strategy is the right foundation .

“AI can revolutionize virtually every sector of the economy, and I think in many ways the countries that move fastest to deploy AI faster than others will find that they will accelerate growth. economic,” he said.

Last year, Smith said India would play an important role in technology regulation.

“In my view, India has really been at the forefront, together with the EU, in promoting the principles around digital sovereignty,” Smith said in a media interaction.



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