Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, travels to India and meets Prime Minister Modi
- Sundar Pichai expressed his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ability to accelerate technical advancement.
- At Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sundar Pichai also spoke with President Droupadi Murmu.
- Pichai was cited by the President as an example of Indian intellect and knowledge.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and expressed his admiration for the leader's ability to accelerate technical advancement. Pichai posted on Twitter and stated, 'I'd like to thank PM Narendra Modi for a wonderful meeting today. It is encouraging to observe how quickly technology is advancing under your direction.
We look forward to advancing an accessible, open internet for all while supporting India's G20 presidency and our strong collaboration.' It was a pleasure, according to Prime Minister Modi, to meet Pichai and talk about technology, innovation, and other topics. He stated, 'It is crucial that the world keeps cooperating to use technology for human prosperity and sustainable development.
The Google CEO also met with President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier in the day. The President referred to Pichai as a representation of talent and experience. Pichai stated that India will have a significant export economy and will profit from an open and connected internet while speaking at a Google for India event.
Additionally, he said that the IT behemoth is concentrating on startups from India, adding that out of its $300 million investment in startups, about one-fourth will go to companies with female leaders. He claimed that the sophistication of the Indian startup environment was growing dramatically, and that companies like Glance were gaining international attention.
The pace of technological advancement in India, according to Sundar Pichai, who is in the country, has been extraordinary. Google, he added, supports startups and small businesses, invests in cybersecurity, offers education and skill training, and uses artificial intelligence (AI) in fields like agriculture and healthcare.