Satya Nadella, Microsoft Head recently said in his interview with CNBC-TV18’s Managing Editor Shereen Bhan that, “India’s success = Microsoft’s success.” His speech resonated with Narendra Modi’s foreign policy of putting India First. Here are some things that we derived from the interview and his visit to India.
Satya Nadella said, “The penetration of mobile and cloud has made it possible for small and large businesses to transform their operations and enhance productivity.” He further added, that, “we will do better if India does better.” Over here he emphasized that digital technology leads to local surplus, for example, hospitals providing healthcare at a lower cost and energy companies becoming efficient to make India sustainable.
In his speech at Future Decoded event in India, he propagated the idea of mitigating biases in AI models by having people from diverse backgrounds.
One of the best things you can do (as a developer) to have ethics around AI. For example, a solution to remove bias (in models), would be to have diversity (in teams building it). If there’s one thing that’s going to be the real currency for the next 10 years, is how devoted and inclusive are your teams, that are building all these technologies, in terms of gender diversity and ethnic diversity.
Nadella said developers should focus on building ethics and trust when developing solutions to ensure that the benefits of the technology are available to everyone. Talking about trust, Nadella pointed out that the company is meeting all the data residency laws in different countries.
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