India PM Narendra Modi discusses AI, UPI while interacting with Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Narendra Modi virtually interacts with the CEO of Google and Alphabet Mr. Sundar Pichai on October 16, 2023.

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IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated popular search engine and IT major Google’s plans to open its global fintech operations center at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar during his interaction with the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai.

“During the interaction, Prime Minister and Mr. Pichai discussed Google’s plan to participate in expanding the electronics manufacturing ecosystem in India,” read an official statement issued by the PMO’s Office.

Prime Minister appreciated Google’s partnership with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India.

Prime Minister acknowledged Google’s 100 languages initiative and encouraged efforts to make AI tools available in Indian Languages.

He also encouraged Google to work on AI tools for Good Governance.

Pichai informed the Prime Minister regarding Google’s plans to improve financial inclusion in India by leveraging the strength and reach of GPay and UPI.

He also emphasized Google’s commitment to contribute to the development trajectory of India.

Prime Minister also invited Google to contribute to the upcoming Global Partnership on AI Summit, which will be hosted by India in December 2023 in New Delhi.