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'Tech Innovation Should Help Benefit Mankind'

Published: 07th August 2014 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2014 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A definitive outcome achieved by the innovations in technology must be focussed on helping improve productivity, increase security, sustain human life and aid its development, said Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Vice-President of TCS.

Speaking at the Global Humanitarian Technology conference organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 10, he said that technology in recent years has been geared to aid the safety of humans. He said that the developments in cyclone and tsunami warning technologies has helped save millions of lives.

“Relying on data provided by the US Geological Survey incurred a lot of expenditure for us. But with developments to our technology, the accuracy of predictions has improved, which enabled us to carry out strategic evacuation drills,” he added.

A visiting professor from University of Maryland, VS Subrahmanian led a session on how the US was using technology to track weapons caches in foreign countries, which helped the nation in its war against terror.



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