The eleventh edition of the annual Mobile India conference displayed a wide range of insights on the impacts of AI and emerging tech.
When was the last time startups got to engage a room full of PHDs and technical domain experts? Well, the Mobile India conference offered them just that and much more - including more papers, demos, posters, and Graduate Student forum presentations.
The discussions and deliberations during this year's Mobile India conference revolved around core issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and allied technological advancements, especially in the mobile services space and setting the agenda for mobile disruption in India for 2019.
(Read the preview article of this conference and YourStory's coverage of the six earlier editions)
Leading Indian startup leaders like Dr Pravin Bhagwat from Mojo Networks, Dr Manish Gupta, Founder of VideoKen, and Sourabh Issar, CEO of CloudSE were there to share their insights, along with corporate leaders like Dr Gautham Shroff of TCS Research, Jan Holler of Ericsson Research, Bhairav Acharya from Facebook, Shubhashis Sengupta from Accenture Labs and Vinutha BM from Wipro, as well as several students and researchers from the country's premier technological institutions.
Here are some conference learnings that the innovation-led startup community would do well to reflect upon.
Whether it's Google being able to index 130 trillion pages of the internet by 2016 or Facebook contributing to 900 million in revenue to India last year, along with technological advancements, it's the mindset of scale that Indian startups will do well to adopt.
To sum up, while there are challenges in communication, complexities in networking, cybersecurity concerns and trust deficit in adopting technologies like AI, there are also several novel companies working to solve them. Such companies can help increase return on time and investments, facilitate knowledge transfer and create jobs of the future. As research student, Arjun Malhotra from IIIT-Delhi puts it, 'œHumans often underestimate themselves.'
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