The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar bin Sultan Al Olama speaking at the 25th Bengaluru Tech Summit said the future would have an Indian fingerprint for “everyone and everywhere”, as he praised the country for the strides it has made in the field of technology.
“Our belief is that India is not just past and present but India is also the future. The future will have (an) Indian fingerprint on it for everyone and everywhere,” he said.
Al Olama said technology is driven from places such as Bengaluru but technology has come from the rest of the world as well.
“But it has an Indian fingerprint because there are Indians shaping the future of technology in different places across the world,” the UAE Minister of State, who holds the portfolio of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, said. According to him, there are other areas as well that will be India-driven.
“One of the main reasons why we are making such a bold statement like this is the fact that today if you want to see the future of having a connected and enabled society, all you have to look is at India. Look at the Indian stack, UPI,” Omar bin Sultan Al Olama said.
“I don’t think that it’s just the future of technology that is going to be driven by India. It’s going to be the future of technology, education, finance and many other sectors (that’s going) to be reshaped by India,” Al Olama told Asia’s largest technology event. He was optimistic that the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that was signed between the UAE and India earlier this year was a great stepping stone to forge together a new era of technologies.