Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who was born in Tamil Nadu and grew up in, has stated India is deeply rooted in him and a giant a part of who he’s.
In an in-depth interview with the BBC on the Google headquarters at Silicon Valley in California, the tech boss coated a variety of matters, together with the risk to free and open web and likewise narrowed down two developments that he feels will additional revolutionise the world over the following quarter of a century as synthetic intelligence (AI) and quantum computing.
“I’m an American citizen however India is deeply inside me. So it’s a giant a part of who I’m,” Pichai, 49, stated, when requested about his roots.
“I view it [artificial intelligence] as the most profound technology that humanity will ever develop and work on. You know, if you think about fire or electricity or the internet, it”s like that. But I think even more profound,” said Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet.
When asked about whether the Chinese model of the internet based on surveillance is in the ascendant, Pichai said the free and open internet “is being attacked”. While he didn”t refer to China directly, he said: “None of our major products and services are available in China.”
On the controversial issue of tax, he said: “We are one of the world’s largest taxpayers, if you look at on an average over the last decade, we have paid over 20 per cent in taxes.
“We do pay the majority of our share of taxes in the US, where we originate and where our products are developed. I think there are good conversations and we support the global OECD conversations figuring out what is the right way to allocate taxes, this is beyond a single company to solve,” he stated.
He was additionally requested about his personal private tech habits and inspired everybody to undertake “two-factor authentication” with regards to passwords to make sure a number of protections and admitted he’s always altering his cellphone to check out new know-how.