While talking at the Ignite Conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that people should not be afraid of technological development but instead embrace it. The fact that technology evolves doesn’t mean that it is going to degrade our world. On the contrary, it should give power to the people, not take it from them. We should stop and think about the value that make us human and how we could implement that into technology, especially artificial intelligence. In Nadella’s opinion, every such device should only increase our capabilities as human beings, not steal those from us.
Satya Nadella’s view on technology
During yesterday’s speech, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft explained that everyone wants more productivity and efficiency. At the same time, we don’t want technology taking over and degrading our society. He also admitted that he’s the most excited about the level of accessibility that technology can provide to humans. Technology has the capacity to bring people together. No matter where they’re living, everyone can participate in the economy and in the society. This is a very important thing to remember next time we feel afraid of what technology might do.
Nadella also talked about trust and privacy issues and how can we make sure our data is protected. At the same time, he explained that Microsoft’s mission is to give more power to the people and to organizations to achieve more, to surpass their limits. The phenomenon of digital transformation is what drives the people at the company to persevere. The key is to not think only about the individual, but about what more people can do, about the institutions they can create. If we can achieve that, we have already completed half of the mission.
Microsoft’s ambitious mission
Technology in and of itself is not that useful when you don’t know what to do with it and how to create your own, personal technology. The purpose we have will continue beyond any technological advancement. This is what remains when all else is gone. Every industry in this world is undergoing extensive transformations. But it’s our mission to make sure that we lead those changes. All in all, it seems like the Microsoft CEO has some very clear ideas about the future of technology. This is a very good thing because knowledge is power.
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