Sundar Pichai is an Indian-origin CEO of Google came to India to talked about Google’s vision to develop products to improve access, Internet connectivity for Indians.
Here are the highlights of the Mr. Pichai’s interview at the Delhi University which are as follows:
1. India-Centric Programmes:
In these programs, Google will include-
Tap to Translate: In this program users can tap on text in Hindi and other local languages to translate it to English. There is also an Indic keyboard, which users can use to type in 11 languages.
Live Cricket Scores: Due to this program live cricket scores will be available on Google Search from 2016. Even Google will try to work with low internet speeds in India.
2. Hiring A Large Number Of Engineering Talent:
Google plans to hire a large number of engineers for its proposed Hyderabad campus. Because in today’s world India has largest & best engineering talent. And Google also with the National Skill Development Corporation of India to train over 2 million engineers on its Android platform over the next 3 years.
3. Project Loon
Through this Project Loon, Google hopes to connect India through a network. In this, Mr. Pichai said – “When a natural disaster hits, people often get no network coverage, as it happened in Chennai as well. Project Loon is focussed on providing connectivity in rural areas, and we can use software to position these balloons to areas where there’s no coverage or network capacity is less.”
4. Connectivity For Women
This is a revolutionary plan in which Google wants to work on empowering women in 3,00,000 villages by getting them online within 3 years.
5. Railway Stations With Free Wi-Fi
Mr. Pichai said that this project should go live in Mumbai by January 2016. Apart from his speech, Mr. Pichai also had a casual conversation with students of Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce. During the talk, he spoke about a key ingredient required to create a climate of entrepreneurship risk taking.
He told the students, “I think the Indian education should allow a system of creativity, project-based, experiential learning. We should teach students to take risks and not penalize them.”
He also told about the importance of working with people more experienced than oneself and said, “It is always good to work with people who make you feel insecure about yourself. That way, you will constantly keep pushing your limits.”
You can watch the entire interview of Sundar Pichai here: