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Modi on two-day visit to Karnataka from January 2

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Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Karnataka for two days, to inaugurate Indian Science Congress 103rd session at Mysore on January 3, said an official on Monday.

“Modi will unveil a new hospital of Avadhoota Datta Peeam of Ganapati Sacchidananda Swamiji on arriving at Mysuru on January 2,” the statement said.

Modi will also participate in the centenary celebrations of Jagadguru Shivaratri Rajendra Mahaswamiji of Suttur Math on January 2 evening.

After attending the Science Congress in the University of Mysore campus, Modi will go to Nittur in Tumakuru district, 70 km from here, to lay the foundation stone for a new helicopter manufacturing plant of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

Later, he will inaugurate the 21st international conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ at Jagani on this city’s outskirts.

“The five-day conference, organised by the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-Vyasa Institute), will focus on integrated medicine to treat modern day ailments,” the statement added.

PM Modi last week visited another southern state Kerala.(IANS)(image: youtube.com)

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Build Bridge between Artificial Intelligence, Human Intentions: PM Modi Urges Technocrats

Observing that there is a conspiracy to present technology as a challenge for India's demographic dividen

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He said the emphasis should be on ways to upgrade skills as per the demand. "Let AI be just another aid, which is little more sophisticated," he said. Pixabay

Stressing integration and right balance between human and artificial intelligence (AI), Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday said the debate on AI should focus on bridging the gap between human intentions and AI, and not its likely negative impact.

Speaking at the launch of book ‘Bridgital Nation’, written by N. Chandrasekaran and Roopa Purushottam, Modi said, “The debate should not be on what are the dangers from AI, but how to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and human intentions.”

He said the emphasis should be on ways to upgrade skills as per the demand. “Let AI be just another aid, which is little more sophisticated,” he said.

Observing that there is a conspiracy to present technology as a challenge for India’s demographic dividend, he said, “Human intentions and right intentions” were important for AI’s operations. Technology and talent were force multipliers, rather than a threat, he said. Technology was a bridge between aspirations and achievements, he added.

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Speaking at the launch of book ‘Bridgital Nation’, written by N. Chandrasekaran and Roopa Purushottam, Modi said, “The debate should not be on what are the dangers from AI, but how to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and human intentions.” Pixabay

The Prime Minister narrated how technology had been a key component of government schemes to reform, transform and perform. He mentioned about the use of data intelligence, digital mapping and real time monitoring in Ujjwala Yojana, which has transformed the lives of millions of women. He also talked about how technology had helped in empowering people through schemes, like Jan Dhan Yojana and Ayushman Bharat.

Modi said his government had used technology to remove silos among departments and build a bridge between supply and demand through innovative ideas, like the Government e-market Place (GeM). He explained how technology was used to create a robust startup system in the country, especially in tier 2 and 3 cities, which helped in development of a new ecosystem of startups.

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On the need to convert challenges posed by technology into opportunities, Modi cited the example of creation of India Post Payment Bank. The disruption caused by technology to the entire postal organisation had converted it into a tech-intensive banking system, benefiting millions through postal bank, he added. (IANS)

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