Microsoft’s Nadella on India visit, talks of Aaadhaar, innovation

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Satya NadellaMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella, who was recently on his third visit to India, has suggested to the government to link the unique identification programme “Aadhaar” with its Skype setup for making authenticated calls with government institutions.

Speaking at the “Tech For Good, Ideas for India” event, Nadella said with such an integration, the users will be able to authenticate themselves using the identification system with a fingerprint or iris scan and then communicate with someone on the other end, maybe even a government agency.

Microsoft has already launched a pilot programme to put this plan into place but the prospects of its complete implementation seem bleak given the new Aadhaar law, according to which privacy of citizens will be of high priority.

Nadella, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, appreciated the innovation fuelled by Indians both within the country and at a global level.

He also underlined that student developers, entrepreneurs, artists from India are all changing the landscape of our country and the world on the whole.


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