The first episode of the second season of Turiya Talks was aired on 9th June 2020, titled “The Impact Made By Technology On Society.” Mr. Raghupathi N Cavale, Senior Vice President & India Business Head — Infosys and Ms. Paarul Chand, Editor In Chief — PRmoment India were the guests of honour in the episode, in the company of Co-Founder of Turiya Communications, Sandhya Sutodia.
Mr. Cavale started the session by talking about modern day companies and how they operate today. He said that most companies which are successful in today’s dynamic world have an AI algorithm. Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a machine to learn itself. Mr. Cavale very briefly explained how structured and unstructured data are processed and then they are used in the decision making for the respective business.
Furthermore Mr. Cavale emphasised on the use of technology during this pandemic. The use of technology has increased tremendously during the last 5-6 months and it will continue like this the chnologynewre. But most of these technologies are being used only for the survival of the industries so Mr. Cavale believes that we are yet to see any inventions because of COVID-19. But he is quite sure that the technological innovations are not that far away and we will experience them very soon.
When Mr. Cavale was asked about the unemployment scenario in the post COVID-19 the world due to this technological upgradation he said that we are going to observe a partnership between the robots and humans in the upcoming years. He further added that the jobs wouldn't go away, but they will change from skill-based to knowledge based. Mr. Cavale said that the manual jobs would be replaced by the machines, and humans will be required to only run them.
He further added that to be authentic in our work, we must admit and learn from our mistakes. We will have to work more as a team to take the future agendas forward. In order to do that in the post COVID-19 era, we must communicate even more through calls and emails as we will be working digitally. We will need to stay digitally connected more with people as we will connect less often with each other physically in the workplace. At the end Mr. Cavale emphasised on our primary and secondary level education system as during that stage we get disciplined and our thoughts are pure.