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NEW DELHI: CEO of Google and Alphabet Sundar Pichai apprised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Google’s plans to leverage the UPI system to strengthen financial inclusion in India.
Prime Minister Modi virtually interacted with Pichai and discussed Google’s plan to participate in expanding the electronics manufacturing ecosystem in India. The PM appreciated Google’s partnership with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India.
PM also appreciated Google’s 100 languages initiative and encouraged efforts to make AI tools available in Indian Languages. He also encouraged Google to work on AI tools for good governance.
He welcomed Google’s plans to open its global fintech operations center at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar. Pichai informed the Prime Minister regarding Google’s plans to improve financial inclusion in India by leveraging the strength and reach of GPay and UPI. He also emphasized Google’s commitment to contribute to the development trajectory of India. Prime Minister invited Google to contribute to the upcoming Global Partnership on AI Summit, which will be hosted by India in December 2023 in New Delhi.
“Thank you, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the terrific meeting today to discuss Google’s ongoing commitment to India, and how we are expanding our operations, leveraging AI, and increasing our partnerships,” Pichai tweeted after the meeting.