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Information Technologies – Computing, Communications and Machine Intelligence: The Next Twenty Five Years


Watch the full video (above) of the valedictory session on ‘Information Technologies – Computing, Communications and Machine Intelligence: The Next Twenty Five Years’, featuring Arogyaswami Paulraj, as part of the ‘Metamorphoses-Talking Technology’ series.

We are at the dawn of a new era in Information Technologies, driven by the recent breakthroughs in Machine Intelligence, and supported by impressive advances in Computing and Communications. This talk outlined the history of Information Technology and its likely evolution in the near future. And, more importantly, discussed the potential societal impact of these technologies. The talk surveyed India’s record in developing Information Technologies and the opportunities for the country to become a significant innovator in this vital domain.

Opening remarks were made by Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog and Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research.

The session was chaired by Ambassador Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, India International Centre.

Arogyaswami Paulraj is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, USA.

The audience feedback of the session can be accessed here.

Metamorphoses is a modest effort to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies, which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. The series is a joint initiative between NITI Aayog (the Government of India’s think tank), India International Centre (IIC) and Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

Access the other Metamorphoses sessions below:

Metamorphoses: Keynote
Metamorphoses: Second Panel Discussion on ‘Future of Governance’
Metamorphoses: Special Interaction on ‘Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation’
Metamorphoses: Third Panel Discussion on ‘Vocabulary of the Digital’
Metamorphoses: Special Interaction on ‘Beyond Techno-Narcissism- Self and Other in the Internet Public Realm’
Metamorphoses: Fourth Panel Discussion on ‘Technology, Social Divides and Diversity’
Metamorphoses: Fifth Panel Discussion on ‘Unpacking Media – Digital & Traditional’
Metamorphoses: Sixth Panel Discussion on ‘Automation, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Jobs’
Metamorphoses: Seventh Panel Discussion on ‘Solutions to Technology Pessimism’
Metamorphoses: Eighth Panel Discussion on ‘Cyber Security’