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Automation can create different kinds of jobs in large numbers: Prasad

Venkatesh Ganesh Hyderabad | Updated on February 19, 2018 Published on February 19, 2018

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (file pic)

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad dispelled fears over automation taking over jobs and, instead, said it would create different kinds of jobs in higher numbers. Addressing newspersons at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum, Prasad said while technology would displace some jobs, it has the capacity to create more jobs.

"New technology will displace ten but create a hundred jobs," he said, adding that people should consider that when computers first came in, similar concerns were raised. He added that as a part of the Digital India initiative, the government has a mandate of making 6 crore Indians digitally literate. Under the initiative 1 crore people have been made digitally literate, he said.

Published on February 19, 2018
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