Narendra Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, encourages tech giant to work on AI tools for good governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated tech 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 on Monday (October 16).

Narendra Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo Courtesy: PIB

"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.

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

Modi 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 emphasised Google’s commitment to contribute to the development trajectory of India.

The 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.