Published: 19th February 2018
The future of Artificial Intelligence depends on human intentions: Narendra Modi
The PM feels that bridging the gap between man and the machine by combining teachers and Artificial Intelligence to impart education will be a unique phenomena
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that with Artificial Intelligence, Bots and Robots, there is no doubt that our productivity will further improve and rise.However, there are also rising fears of human redundancy because there is a competition between the mind and the machine, the Prime Minister noted.
"The road ahead for Artificial Intelligence depends on and will be driven by Human Intentions. It is our intention that will determine the outcomes of artificial intelligence," Modi said inaugurating the Wadhwani Institute of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Mumbai at Kalina here."The march of Technology cannot be at the expense of further increasing the difference between societies over access to technology," he said.
"Can Artificial Intelligence help us predict natural calamities? Can Artificial Intelligence help us detect serious health conditions before they manifest physically? Can Artificial Intelligence help our farmers/ make the right decisions regarding weather, crop & sowing cycle," he wanted to know.
Modi further asked whether the combination of teachers and AI help us bridge the gap in teacher-student ratio. "This will help us deliver quality education to every student across India. Can AI help take quality healthcare to every corner of India by expanding capacities of healthcare workers," he said.
"Our government is of the firm belief, that we can use this power of the twenty-first century technology to eradicate poverty and disease. In doing so we can bring prosperity to our poor and underprivileged sections," he said.