Being one of the oldest civilizations, India has consistently contributed to the development of science and technology. In fact, Albert Einstein once said, “We owe a lot to the ancient Indians, teaching us how to count. Without which most modern scientific discoveries would have been impossible.” Scholars from ancient India introduced the concept of 0, the decimal system, Fibonacci numbers and Binary numbers, all of which have contributed to the development of Artificial Intelligence.

With all this history, it was impossible not to visit India to find out where the country stands when it comes to modern technology. So on the 4th and 5th of February 2019, Feelenials participated as one of the delegations from Colombia at IndiaSoft 2019 in Hyderabad, India’s Silicon Valley. We were pleasantly surprised to find that India has kept its traditions in contributing to the technology even today.

The IT services sector in India has been contribution to India’s economy and accounted for 7.7 percent in 2016. AI has definitely caught the attention of the tech community in India as well as its government which has launched various initiatives (recent examples: National AI* Portal and National Policy on Software Products 2019 was passed by the Union Cabinet to develop India as a software product nation). Indian IT firms generated a revenue of US$181 billion in 2018-2019.

Having proven its capabilities in technology at the global level. Technology has brough us to the edge of tomorrow, blurring the needs of today with he demands of the future. India has led the way when it comes to technology, by intentionally making its new digital infrastructure a public good.