Coimbatore, Nov 25: Electronics and IT MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday said the Digital India Act aims to deal with the ill effects of AI.
“The Digital India Act will succeed the current IT Act which is about 22 years old and does not even mention the word internet, passed during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s time. To regulate AI as an ecosystem, the Digital India Act will have to be enacted which will deal with all the harms of AI,” he said.
The MoS was speaking at the 12th edition of Sadhguru Academy’s flagship programme – INSIGHT: The DNA of Success – that kicked off on Thursday at the Isha Yoga Center here.
Weighing in on the same, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasedev said, “I do not look at Technology as a problem ever; it’s a great possibility. But the nature of life is such, unless we rightly harness a possibility, it can become the worst problem in our lives.”
Chandrasekhar sounded extremely optimistic while talking about 6G and wireless technology which, as he said, could be “a phenomenal shift in the way we do things and the way we deliver data and services to the world,” and could catapult India into actively shaping the future of the internet alongside Japan, US, UK and Europe.
He also said as many as 1.2 billion Indians are expected to have direct and un-intermediated access to the internet by 2026.
Chandrasekhar said India is the largest connected nation in the world on the internet with 845 million Indians, but at the same time it is the largest unconnected nation in the world with 400 million Indians.
“We have 845 million Indians today on the internet. We are the largest connected nation in the world on the internet. However, we also have 400 million Indians who are not on the internet.
“So we are also the largest unconnected nation in the world. But by 2026, we expect 1.2 billion Indians to be all having direct, un-intermediated access to the internet. And we will certainly be the single largest presence on the global internet by far,” he said.
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