tech2 News StaffFeb 21, 2017 10:00:28 IST
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently spoke about his views on artificial intelligence (AI), American values, India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and more in an interview with The Economic Times (ET).
Nadella, who himself is, technically, an immigrant in America, spoke about how America’s “enlightened” immigration policies helped him to “live the dream” in the interview. He stated that the things he would always advocate for are the “American dream” and the “American enlightened immigration policy.”
ET adds that despite these statements, Nadella also “emphasised that governments had the right to determine immigration and trade policies.”
Speaking on labour mobility, Nadella reportedly said that labour mobility depends on immigration policy, and that whatever the country, that country’s citizens will always come first. Microsoft aims to work with in such countries with “these principals of local opportunity creation,” he tells ET.
He was also all praise for India Stack, which he believes will bring down “transactional costs in the economy” and will eventually benefit everyone.
Interestingly, Nadella doesn’t believe that AI will have much of an impact on India’s job market. Speaking from the human angle, he pointed out that AI will never be able to show empathy, which is more important in a “services-led economy” like India’s.
While AI has its place, Microsoft is pushing for greater adoption of its Cortana Intelligence Suite and Azure Cloud services after all, Nadella claims that jobs can be built around the attributes of “real common sense”, “real empathy” and “real intelligence”.
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