PM Modi interacts with Google, Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai: Prime Minister Narendar Modi not too long ago interacted with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai over a video name whereby the 2 leaders mentioned the corporate’s plans of increasing the digital manufacturing ecosystem in India. In the course of the dialog, PM Modi appreciated Google’s partnership with HP to fabricate Chromebooks in India. He additionally acknowledged Google’s 100 languages initiative and inspired efforts to make AI instruments obtainable in Indian Languages. He additionally inspired Google to work on AI instruments for Good Governance.
Along with this, PM Modi welcomed Google’s plans to open its world fintech operations middle on the Gujarat Worldwide Finance Tec-Metropolis (GIFT) in Gandhinagar. Moreover, PM Modi invited Google and its CEO to contribute to the upcoming International Partnership on AI Summit, which will likely be hosted by India in December 2023 in New Delhi.
For the unversed, Alphabet Inc CEO earlier this yr had introduced that it might quickly open its world fintech operation centre at GIFT Metropolis in Gujarat. He had additionally introduced that the corporate would proceed to spend money on India via its $10 billion digitisation fund. The announcement got here on the sidelines of PM Modi’s three-day state go to to the US again in June this yr.
In the course of the dialog, the Alphabet CEO Pichai knowledgeable the Prime Minister in regards to the firm’s plans to enhance monetary inclusion in India by leveraging the power and attain of GPay and UPI. He additionally emphasised Google’s dedication to contribute to the event trajectory of India.
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It’s price noting that the dialog comes shortly after Google and HP collectively introduced that the 2 firms would collectively manufacture Chromebooks in India. As part of the plan, HP will manufacture Chromebook gadgets at its Flex Facility close to Chennai. HP additionally manufactures a variety of laptops and desktops on the similar facility. Whereas making the announcement the corporate had stated that it might begin manufacturing its Chromebooks in India beginning October 02, 2023, and that it might ‘cater to the demand for reasonably priced PCs in India primarily from the training sector’.
“The native manufacturing of Chromebooks with HP marks an essential step in our efforts to proceed supporting the digital transformation of training in India,” stated Bani Dhawan, Head of Schooling-South Asia, Google, had stated on the time.
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