Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Nikhil Malhotra, Innovation Leader

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Article Summary:

Who: Nikhil Malhotra is the Chief Innovation Officer and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique “Think-Q-Bator” space within Tech Mahindra, an Indian multinational company that provides information technology and business process outsourcing services. He is also a World Economic Forum AI Fellow working on responsible AI and quantum ethics.  He  has won numerous awards, including the 2020 Innovation Congress award for most innovative leader in India.

Topic: Innovation, chatbots, AI ethics and quantum computing.

Quote: “A lot of people ask me during the pandemic, why did this happen to us? My simple answer to them has been it is because of us. We are at the center of it all. It is the human consciousness that evolved the machines, and the machines are now evolving ours. From the 1960s when we started our tryst with AI to the current growth, we are looking towards a balance between humankind and machines.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.