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Tech should be used as tool to bring people closer to government: Experts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Technology needs to be used as a tool by people to empower themselves and bring the government closer to them, according to experts who highlighted the need to realise its implications.

Yamini Aiyar, of Centre for Policy Research, said there are challenges of what technology can do and what it can be used to do.

She noted that technology can play a very crucial in both empowering people as well as disempowering them.

Aiyar was speaking at an interaction covering different dimensions of digital revolution.

Underlining on the need to bridge the gap between new technologies and society, former said one has to realise that internet also helps one in asserting themselves.

Sunil Abraham, an Indian Open internet steward, and at the said people need to realise that just because technology is produced in a particular trajctory does not mean it is appropriate an need to know the implications.

Technology needs to be used as a tool by people to empower themselves and bring the government closer to them, the experts said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 22:35 IST
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