'Google Capital' For Start Up India

Jan 06, 2017, 00:37
'Google Capital' For Start Up India

We have seen smartphones sold in India for prices similar to what Pichai would like to see, although their quality is not exactly high.

Pointing out to a paper published by Google recently, Mr. Pichai said machine learning could be used to detect diabetic retina, which can cause blindness if treatment isn't administered on time.

The tech giant's CEO hosted a friendly interaction with the students of the college, discussing the importance of academics, what has changed in India since then and Google's plans for India.

The offline training is being conducted in partnership with FICCI and over the next three years, 5,000 workshops will be held across 40 Indian cities.

In India, Google is working on launching its services in as many languages as possible, he said.

The main aim of launching new initiatives is to empower thousands of SMBs (Small Medium sized Businesses) with essential digital skills.

Calling India "a quick-test market" in another interview, Pichai said he sees the country's cash transition as an "exciting opportunity".

The online training comprises a set of 90 self-paced video tutorials, curated specifically for India and is available free of charge. Pichai earned his degree from this institute in metallurgical engineering about and was visiting it after 23 years.

My Business will help businesses set up websites from their mobile devices within a few minutes, he said. The mobile app is available to download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Pichai said Google's role in digitisation in India is core to their mission statement and the company is making progress through its offerings in various languages.

Regarding the development of the R&D of Google, the CEO said, "Right now we are focusing more on machine learning".

"We believe it is important for us to invest in training and equipping these individuals and small businesses to accelerate their journey of growth", he added. Primer also works offline and is now available in English and Hindi with Tamil, Telugu and Marathi versions coming shortly.

It is estimated that by 2020, India will have 500 million smartphone users.

"And even if you fail, you end up doing something good".

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