Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced a US$ 10 billion fund aimed at transforming India’s digital economy. In doing so, he acknowledged that India has come a long way in the world of technology but has miles to cover to reach its full potential.
The massive fund and the CEO’s unwavering faith in India’s progress towards digitisation are clear testaments to the fact that the country’s future is digital. The future of the country is also the millions of children studying and dreaming of becoming CEOs themselves– it goes to show that the future we build for our children will be shaped just as much by technology.
What This Means for the Next-Gen
Come the next few years, and thousands of students across the country will graduate with a head full of dreams and a folder of skills. The goal is not to feature in the next wave of innovation but to lead it, according to Sundar Pichai.
This fund will no doubt trickle down into the hands of fresh graduates who are thinking up new uses for technology and leveraging their skills and intelligence to solve problems. In addition to this fund, Google also announced a partnership with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as well as an additional investment in the Kaivalya Education Foundation of US$ 1 million towards teacher training. All these inflows of investment will encourage students and fresh graduates to look towards a technology-first approach to creating companies, building apps and crafting solutions.
The bottom line is that, with these investments, the tech giant is making it clear that India has the potential to lead a new technological wave – one that features the next generation of creative and innovative thinkers at the helm. [Digital India]
Starting Early to Cover Ground
In preparation for a technology-first future, it only makes sense that students be exposed to technology at multiple levels. It isn’t enough for them to use technology for entertainment; indeed, it requires them to take things apart, understand their inner workings and put them back together stronger.
Achieving this is only possible if technology is both used in the classrooms and introduced into the curriculum. Just like computer literacy, technology literacy requires learning the ins and outs of fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics through hands-on experiences and learning through play.
The earlier students begin to immerse themselves in technology, the stronger their drive for innovation.
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