Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw met Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google headquarters on Tuesday and discussed India Stack and ‘Make-in-India’ programme.
Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted, “Met @sundarpichai at @Google HQ. Good discussion on India Stack and Make in India.”
Responding to Vaishnaw’s tweet, Sundar Pichai thanked the minister for visiting the Googleplex. He tweeted, “Thank you for taking the time to visit us at the Googleplex Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw. I enjoy discussing the many ways we are working together to digitally transform India and the opportunities that lie ahead.”
In early December, Sundar Pichai highlighted the AI investments the company shared at the Google for India event to make India’s digital economy more inclusive, useful and secure by introducing a multi-modal AI model that covers more than 100 Indian languages, bilingual ML-based search.
Speaking at the 8th Google for India event in the presence of Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Pichai said, “It’s easy to build something that scales across the country and that’s the opportunity that India has. There is no better time to start a startup, even if we are working on the macroeconomic situation right now.”
The role technology can play in improving lives
“It’s always special to be back in India and this trip is significant because it’s my first visit back since the pandemic. Coming out of it, there’s a sense of optimism about the future of the country and the role technology can play in improving lives,” he added.
In December, Google CEO Sundar Pichai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it was inspiring to see the rapid pace of technological change under his leadership. Pichai said he looks forward to continuing the strong partnership and supporting India’s G20 presidency in developing an open internet that works for all.
“Thank you for a great meeting today, PM @narendramodi. Inspiring to see the rapid pace of technological change under your leadership. “We look forward to continuing our strong partnership and supporting India’s G20 presidency to develop an open and connected internet that works for all,” Pichai said in a tweet.
In December, Sundar Pichai also met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed India’s digital transformation and global strategic developments.
Jaishankar took to his official Twitter handle and said, “Great to meet CEO, @Google and Alphabet, @sundarpichai this afternoon. India’s digital transformation and global strategic developments were discussed.
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