“Have the power of the mind which no machine can compete with”; Infosys founder Narayana Murthy on AI replacing humans?
Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy recently talked about the fears surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) technology induced replacing humans. Business Today reported that Murthy was speaking at the 67th Foundation Day of the All India Management Association (AIMA) last week. He urged that AI has made life more comfortable and that human beings will never let technology replace them. While computers helped bridge the gap in many areas, AI is fulfilling its role as an ‘assistive’ tool.
However, Murthy added that humans “have the power of the mind” which no machine can compete with.
Inferring to N Chandrasekaran’s ‘Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem’ book, he said that countries like India should use artificial intelligence.
He also reminded people of their initial suspicions of the world when computers and smartphones were invented. “Many thought at one point in time that all these computers will make us freer. It has not happened.”