Technology should be used as tool to bring people closer to government: Experts

09 August 2018, 12:08 AM
Yamini Aiyar
Yamini Aiyar

Technology needs to be used as a tool by people to empower themselves and bring the government closer to them, according to experts who highlighted the need to realise its implications.

Yamini Aiyar, chief executive of Centre for Policy Research, said there are challenges of what technology can do and what it can be used to do.

She noted that technology can play a very crucial in both empowering people as well as disempowering them.

Aiyar was speaking at an interaction covering different dimensions of the digital revolution.

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Underlining on the need to bridge the gap between new technologies and society, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran said one has to realise that internet also helps one in asserting themselves.

Sunil Abraham, an Indian Open internet steward, and vice president of Leadership Programs at the Mozilla Foundation said people need to realise that just because technology is produced in a particular trajectory does not mean it is appropriate an need to know the implications.

Technology needs to be used as a tool by people to empower themselves and bring the government closer to them, the experts said. 

First Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 11:48 PM
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