Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday said that the internet scale in India has been very significant. Speaking in Bengaluru at an event he said that he is excited about potential of augmented reality. “Storage network is fuelling Artificial Intelligence revolution. We are excited about Microsoft Cortana’s AI offering, it has capability to do human-level speech recognition,” he added.
This is the first time that Nadella, an alumnus of Mangalore University, has visited the Silicon Valley of India after being named the CEO of Microsoft in February 2014. There were discussions on digital transformation, intelligent cloud, artificial intelligence and other topics. Nadella spoke about ‘winning in the cloud-first, mobile-first world’ along with Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani.
According to IANS, Nadella will also attend Microsoft’s “Future Decoded” — a flagship technology and business conference to be held in Mumbai on February 21-22. He is scheduled to be engaged in conversations on how digital technology is empowering people and organisations across governments, education, banks, hospitals, e-commerce, entertainment and manufacturing organisations.
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The conference will also feature immersive experiential zones that showcase cutting-edge technologies that are being used to digitally transform organisations in India. The platform will bring together 1,500 business and government officials, including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, former MI5 director general Lord Jonathan Evans, Tata Motors Ltd CEO Günter Butschek; and Chairman and MD of Havells Anil Rai Gupta.
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Microsoft employs over 113,000 people worldwide and nearly 6,500 in India.