AI To Be Big Disruptor For Indian Society: Infosys Ex-CEO Vishal Sikka

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⦁ Over the next 20-25 years, AI is going to be “a very, very big disruptor” for the Indian society
⦁ He has started his latest venture, Vianai Systems. His startup is an artificial intelligence-based enterprise platform that has a mission to help businesses around the world to drive digital transformations

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Former MD and CEO of Infosys Vishal Sikka believes that India has the potential to become a world leader in artificial intelligence but the key to this is integrating AI into the country’s education system in a massive way.

 

 

AI going to be a very big disruptor

In an exclusive interview, Sikka told PTI that over the next 20-25 years, AI is going to be “a very, very big disruptor” for the Indian society because what one is seeing now in terms of automation and job losses because of automation is just the beginning.

He added that if India does nothing then this great wave of AI is going to have massive disruption over the next 20 years. But on the other hand, if it puts together programmes then this can be a huge advantage for it and we can be a leader in the world.

About Vianai Systems

Sikka left Infosys in August 2017 and started his own venture, Vianai Systems. His startup is an artificial intelligence-based enterprise platform that has a mission to help businesses around the world to drive digital transformations. It has also secured $50 million in funding.

Sikka told PTI that he started this venture to build a platform that can dramatically improve the accessibility of AI, that is educational, that explains to people how this works, that they can experiment with it, they can play with it, they can explore and understand what is happening.

He further stated that he wanted to make it dramatically simpler to access an AI system and to execute on AI. His platform dramatically simplifies the AI system from thousands of lines of codes to a few dozens of lines of codes. This will make the systems much simpler.

Countries around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of developing and applying AI. Accenture, in its recent AI research report, estimated that AI has the potential to boost India’s annual growth rate by 1.3 percentage points by 2035.

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