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