KOCHI: Anywhere, anytime, any technology innovation to enhance the life and livelihood of rural population, underprivileged and disabled will only ensure equitable growth and development in the changed world, said Gopi Kallayil, chief evangelist, Brand Marketing, Google.
He was addressing the young delegates on the second day of Kerala’s largest entrepreneurship meet TiEcon Kerala 2015 here the other day.
Entrepreneurs need freedom from fear of failures to create the future. As science and technology surge ahead, innovators make something new out of the current scientific development for human progress. “You have to find the practical non-conformist in you in order to innovate. Explore new possibilities, approach all problems from a new angle and develop futuristic projects,” he urged. Courageous patience is needed to accept failures multiple times. Google had failed in roughly seven hundred experiments, he pointed out.
Disruption starts when a new idea is introduced on a platform everybody has seen. The platform can vary from a local village to the world as a whole. Forty percent of the world population only have access to internet. To connect the remaining five billion population opens up a platform for innovation. Google X devised Project Loon (Google internet balloons) by placing high altitude helium filled balloons in the stratosphere (32 kms high) to give internet connection in villages and remote areas, Gopi Kallayil said.
Similarly life science division of Google X started Project Iris which developed contact lenses that would monitor a person’s diabetes. Lift lab, the new addition to Google X developed vibrating spoon and fork that counteract tremors of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease while eating and prevent spillage.
Google X also made a breakthrough in automobile industry introducing a driverless technology by launching self driving cars (SDC). The car would reduce accidents and would be a great aid to the blind and the disabled.
The highlights of the conference on its second day were the topics touching the rise of agripreneurs in Kerala.