According to a poll commissioned by the World Economic Forum, Indians are some of the most optimistic people in the world when it comes to technology. The poll covered more than 10,000 respondents from 29 countries and noted that Indians are some of the least skeptical in the world about the motives of technology companies as more than two-thirds reject the idea that technology companies only want to make money.
“The rise of advanced technologies has the potential to create economic and social value, and bolster India’s goal of maintaining its growth momentum,” said Sriram Gutta, Head of Community Development, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum.
Indian respondents frequently say that technology makes personal relationships, society, and jobs better. Moreover, they are also embracing new technology, acknowledging that jobs may be jeopardized, but that a growing economy will continue to provide opportunities. And as per the poll prepared by SAP and Qualtrics in conjunction with this year’s India Economic Summit, many Indians acknowledge that their job could be automated whereas more than two-thirds embrace technology as it provides opportunities for employment.
“These statistics indicate the foundation is there for accelerating the adoption of fourth industrial revolution technologies. The next step is to ensure the governance of them assists India in leapfrogging to an advanced stage of development while maintaining high levels of trust,” Gutta further said.