Anant Maheshwari, who will officially take over as President of Microsoft India in January from Bhaskar Pramanick, was speaking at BengaluruITBiz conducted by the Government of Karnataka.
Anant spoke about entering what he called “the fourth industrial revolution.” Offerings and products are changing everywhere, he said.
Flexiblity is very important and one has to deal with data capability required to deal with it, Anant added.
The 4th industrial revolution is a combination of the physical, the biological and the digital and Karnataka is uniquely positioned to do completely spearhead this industrial revolution, Anant said, adding that Bengaluru is the fountain head of IT innovation.
Anant said that democratization of Artificial intelligence is how we can bring technology to masses and reiterated the importance of empowering every person and organization to achieve more, which is also Microsoft’s mission statement.
When asked if industrial revolution could create human idleness, Anant said that as one moves ahead there would be changes and one should start thinking about the emergence of new jobs, just like how the third industrial revolution had created the services sector.