On Monday, PM Narendra Modi told IBM CEO Arvind Krishna that the country is welcoming investments in the tech sector, and this is a great time to invest in India.
The prime minister noted when interacted that while the world is observing a slowdown, FDI inflow in India is growing. PM Modi said the country is moving ahead with a self-sufficient India vision. So that a globally competent and disruption resilient local supply chain can be changed.
If we talk about the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on business culture, Modi said that we are adopting the “work from home” method in a big way. The government is continually working towards catering connectivity, infrastructure, and regulatory environment to ensure to make a smooth technological shift.
Work From Home
PM Modi has also discussed the technologies associated and challenges involved in the recent discussion of IBM to make 75 % of its employees work from home.
The IBM CEO briefed about his company’s substantial investment plans in India. He displayed confidence in the vision of an “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.”
“The prime minister also said that this is a great time to invest in India. The country is welcoming and also supporting these investments taking place in the technology sector. While the world is watching a slowdown, FDI inflow in India is growing”, he noted.
PM Modi explored the opportunities of creating India-specific artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools in the healthcare sector and better models for disease prediction and analysis.
He indicated that the country is moving towards developing an integrated, tech, and a data-driven healthcare system. This system will be affordable and hassle-free for the people.
PM Modi noted that IBM could play an essential role in taking forward the healthcare vision.
Krishna appreciated Modi’s vision for Ayushman Bharat (the all-India healthcare scheme) and talked about using technology to identify diseases early.
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PM appreciated the role of IBM, in association with CBSE, towards launching an AI curriculum in 200 schools in India. The government is introducing students to concepts such as AI and machine learning at an early stage, to further the tech temperament in the country. He also discussed the other areas included data security issues, cyber-attacks, concerns around privacy, and health benefits of yoga.
Krishna said teaching about data and technology should be in the category of necessary skills like algebra. He mentioned the secure connection of IBM with India and its vast presence in the country. With over one lakh of people working across 20 cities in the company.