Attempts Being Made to Demonise Technology, Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that attempts are being made to create an atmosphere of fear. Narendra Modi cautioned against efforts to demonise technology. ” Major effort is being made to demonise technology. Attempts are being made to create an atmosphere of fear”, said PM while addressing a gathering at his official residence at the launch of a book.
The prime minister emphasised that technology is presented as a challenge to the country’s demographic dividend and there’s a need to understand that technology is a bridge and not a divider. “Technology builds bridge between aspirations and achievement, demand and delivery, government and governance in order to achieve ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas”, he said.
” The debate should not be on the dangers of artificial intelligence or when will robots outsmart humans. But the debate should be on how to create a bridge between artificial intelligence and human intentions”, he said.
He said the disruption caused by technology to the entire postal organization was converted into a technology intensive banking system, benefitting millions through postal bank which transformed “dakiya” (postman) into a “bank babu” (banker), the statement said.
The book “Bridgital India” has been co-authored by N Chandrasekaran, the chairman of Tata Sons, and Roopa Purushothaman, the Chief Economist at Tata Sons. Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, was also present on the occasion