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WorldAsiaRahul Gandhi interacts with AI experts and startup entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley

Rahul Gandhi interacts with AI experts and startup entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley

Washington: Mumbai, Jun 1 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday interacted with startup entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. Sitting in the front row of the ‘Plug and Play’ auditorium, along with Indian Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda and a few other key aides traveling with Rahul from India, Rahul spoke about artificial intelligence (AI), big data, He was seen discussing various aspects of machine learning and their impact on mankind as well as governance, social welfare measures etc.

The ‘Plug and Play Tech Center’ located in Sunnyvale, California, is considered a breeding ground for startups. According to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder Saeed Amidi, founders of more than 50 per cent startups in ‘Plug and Play’ are Indian or Indian American. Amidi told PTI after the event that Gandhi’s IT sector Shows a deep understanding of technology and knows a lot about the latest and cutting edge technologies.

In conversation with Amidi and Shawn Sankaran, founder of “Fixnix Startups”, Gandhi also talked about the implications of connecting technology to people in India’s remote villages.

“If you want to spread any technology in India, you have to have a system where power is relatively decentralised,” he said in response to a question. Gandhi then went on to discuss drone technology and its regulation. Mentioned personal experiences. “It is facing hurdles at the bureaucratic level,” he said. Gandhi said data is a kind of gold and countries like India have recognized its true potential. There is a need for proper regulations on safety. However, on the issue of Pegasus ‘spyware’ and similar technology, Gandhi told the gathering that he was not worried about it.

He said there was a time when he knew his phone was being ‘tapped’ and jokingly said, “Hello! Mr. Modi.” Rahul said, “I think my iPhone was ‘tapped’. You need to make rules regarding the privacy of data information as a nation and also as an individual. “He said,” If a nation decides that it wants to ‘tap’ your phone, So no one can stop it. That is my understanding.” Gandhi claimed, “If the country is interested in phone ‘tapping’, it is not a battle worth fighting. I feel that whatever work I do, everything is in front of the government.” Very impressed with the understanding.

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