PM Modi, Google CEO discuss how tech can transform lives in the pandemic

PTI

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Google CEO Sundar Pichai

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and discussed issues such as leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers and youths and the importance of data security.

During the interaction, they also spoke about the new work culture that is emerging in the times of COVID-19.

“We discussed the challenges the global pandemic has brought to areas such as sports. We also talked about the importance of data security and cyber safety,” the prime minister said in a series of tweets.

PM Modi also shared pictures of the virtual interaction.

“This morning, had an extremely fruitful interaction with Sundar Pichai. We spoke on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India’s farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs,” the prime minister said.

Sundar Pichai is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google LLC.

PM Modi said he was delighted to know more about the efforts of Google in several sectors, “be it in education, learning, Digital India, furthering digital payments and more”.

Sundar Pichai and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad are participating in the sixth annual edition of “Google for India” on Monday.