Free, Open Internet Is Under Attack Globally, Says Google CEO Sundar Pichai

CEO of Alphabet and Google, Sundar Pichai, feels {that a} free and open web is beneath assault. 

He revealed this in a conversation with BBC, calling the web that has been a ‘tremendous force for good’, and is being ‘taken without any consideration.


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In the interview, he revealed how Google has all the time been vocal for an open web and free expression, and the way at present it’s slowly slipping away, “I think the free and open internet has been a tremendous force for good and I think we take it for granted a bit. In each country now there’s a debate about what speech is okay and what should be allowed.”

He gave examples about China and the way its apps and companies are restricted to be used throughout the nation, though in a roundabout way referring to the nation within the context of web freedom.

Pichai added, “In some ways, I think we pull back from the bigger picture where many countries around the world are restricting the flow of information and I think we are drawing much more rigid boundaries. I hope there are stronger voices — big companies do advocate for it, Google has proudly stood for freedom of expression and the flow of information in a free and open way — but I do think the model is being attacked.”

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Today, India too is experiencing an onslaught on person privateness on-line, with the brand new MeitY pointers, particularly what it asks from WhatsApp, disabling end-to-end encryption for monitoring perpetrators of faux information and messages/posts that may trigger unrest and disharmony amongst individuals on-line. While it’s obligatory, it’s coming at the price of the privateness of on a regular basis customers. 

Along with this, Pichai additionally spoke about AI on how ubiquitous it’s, but it surely would not actually have all of the solutions but, “ I view it (AI) as the most profound technology that humanity will ever develop and work on. You know, if you think about fire or electricity or the internet, it’s like that. But I think even more profound. AI is still in its ‘very early stages’, but one day it could make humans ‘more productive than we’ve ever imagined.”

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