PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat. (Image: twitter.com/narendramodi) Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 25, 2018, 05.47 AM (IST)

PM Modi on Sunday talked about leveraging Artificial Intelligence for the betterment of all humans in his monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Here are the highlights of his speech: 

 

On 2nd March, the nation will celebrate Holi. I wish all of you on this occasion, I hope it brings happiness in the lives of all of you. Holi gives the message of spreading peace, brotherhood & unity among all.
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Until recently, there was no electricity in Elephanta Caves despite being so close to Mumbai. I would like to congratulate the administration there that they have been able to provide electricity there. What can be better than bringing happiness to the lives of people living there.
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We hear of music festivals, food festivals & film festivals but in a unique move Chhattisgarh celebrated 'Trash Mahotsav'. the objective behind it was to utilise waste creatively & to spread awareness about ways to reuse garbage.
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New jobs would be created through #waste collection and transportation. Online trading platform would be set up to run 'Gobar Dhan Yojana' smoothly; it will connect farmers to buyers.
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Under 'Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin', dung, farm waste, kitchen waste will be used for biogas energy.
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In this budget, the emphasis was laid on 'waste to wealth' & 'waste to energy' through bio-gas for villages under 'Swacch Bharat' initiative called 'GOBAR-Dhan' (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) has been rolled out.
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We must become a risk-conscious society, understand values of safety. In our culture, we often speak about the protection of values, but we also have to understand values of safety. We must make it a part of our lives.
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Most of the accidents barring national disasters in some way or the other occur due to our negligence. If we remain vigilante & follow rules then we can avoid such situations.
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I urge the scientists to find ways in which we can enhance lives of our 'divyang' brothers & sisters through artificial intelligence.
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On one hand, there are great mathematicians like Baudhayana, Bhaskara & Aryabhatta. On the other hand, great such as Sushruta and Charaka in the field of medicine are our pride.
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Science and Technology is value neutral. It depends on us what work we want a machine to do. Hence, human objectivity becomes important.
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Spirit of inquiry is the real inspiration behind scientific discoveries. One must not rest till one gets answers to all the questions.
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