Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, meets PM Narendra Modi and says looking forward to supporting India’s G20 presidency

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Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, met with Narendra Modi, the prime minister, on Monday. Thank you for a wonderful meeting today PM @narendramodi, the Google CEO tweeted. 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 chairmanship and our strong collaboration.

PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Was a delight to meet you Sundar Pichai and discuss innovation, technology and more. It is important the world continues to work together to leverage tech for human prosperity and sustainable development.”

He added, “Prime Minister Modi’s Digital India vision has helped to accelerate the progress we’re seeing across India, and I’m excited for India to share its experience with the world as it takes over the G20 presidency in 2023. The pace of technological change in India has been extraordinary, and there’s so much opportunity still ahead. Glad to be able to see it up close, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.”

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.

“I’m here to check how our USD 10 billion, 10-year India Digitization Fund (IDF) is progressing and to offer fresh approaches. Our Google for India event is advancing India’s digital future,” Pichai expressed his astonishment at the ways in which individuals are already utilising technology to improve their communities.

He further added, “One of the local tech founders I met today has broken new ground by offering a radiation-free and non-invasive breast cancer screening tool; another developed a chatbot that helps people manage stress. I was glad to hear their stories and to share thoughts on how technology can expand opportunity during a conversation at Women Will.”