India needs a digital mindset to tackle tech taking over jobs

India Investment Journal September Edition, Flagship Scheme
by Nitin Dahad
Re-skilling and up-skilling must go hand-in-hand with tech advances in India, writes a digital expert.

Last month, the lead singer of 70s band Talking Heads, David Byrne, wrote in the ‘MIT Technology Review’ about how tech is eliminating humans. With AI, autonomous vehicles, robots, automated self-service check-outs, and lots more, he says the art of human interaction will die away, since there will be no humans doing the traditional jobs of serving customers. But what does that mean for India, where there are over a billion people: if tech will replace all the manual jobs that give people a daily living, what will they do?