Can technology and human beings coexist in a mutually beneficial way?
In this ground-breaking book, N. Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies, presents a radical reimagining of the future of technology and reveals how it has the potential to solve the world's biggest challenges.
He imagines 2030: India is among the world's top three economies, with all Indians using advanced technology to do their job or get their job done, and having access to quality jobs, better healthcare and skill-based education. And he says: this reality is possible. It is within reach. With Bridgital.
To the coming disruption of artificial intelligence, he proposes an ingenious solution: to use it as an aid. Instead of taking jobs away, AI can generate them. Instead of replacing workers, AI will assist them. Chandrasekaran and his co-author, Roopa Purushothaman, chief economist of the Tata Group, show how the Bridgital model can address our divide between rich and poor, skilled and unskilled, and can provide better service delivery in health, transport, law and education. It could create and impact millions of jobs around the world.
One of the country's foremost industry leaders and pioneers, N. Chandrasekaran brings his expertise of over thirty years with the Tata Group to offer India as a blueprint for building a prosperous planet where digital and physical worlds work together and everyone is included in the growth story. It's a powerful vision for the future.
Foreword by Ratan N. Tata
Bridgital Nation offers a penetrating look at today's India, and suggests a novel approach for reimagining automation as a human aid, not a replacement
Bridgital Nation is a beautifully written book, with its authentic view of India from the trenches coupled with an ambitious vision for the country. It brings to life the challenges of jobs and access to basic services like health and education through real-life narratives of people across India. This book shows how the deliberate use of AI and machine learning, coupled with human skills, can solve these issues and place India on an accelerated path to growth and prosperity. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand today's India and how it could be a force to be reckoned with in the coming decade
The economic challenges facing the world require us to bring people and technology together. Bridgital shows that with creative new approaches, success is possible
An absolutely brilliant book, based on deep analysis and rooted in practical insights. N. Chandra and Roopa Purushothaman combine decades of experience of applying technology to problems at scale and macroeconomic development, respectively. Bridgital is an original idea, to simultaneously find a way for India to create jobs and also improve access to services, using the latest technology. This book is a must-read for those aspiring to solve India's seemingly intractable challenges, at speed and population scale
Innovation focused on creating access and building markets has been the core of economic development for countries throughout the world, and India is no different. Chandra helped build one of India's most innovative and successful companies, and so knows first-hand what creating this growth requires. What Chandra and Roopa propose in Bridgital Nation is an extremely insightful look at how India can harness technological innovation to transform its economy
This is a fascinating and important book. The authors intelligently describe the pressing challenges that India faces but also the opportunities to overcome them provided by technology and smart policy. Bridgital Nation brings a scholarly attention to data and analysis as well as street smarts and common sense-a rare combination! I read it and found myself nodding in agreement and just hoping that India's leaders read it carefully