Google CEO Sundar Pichai celebrated Women's Day in Mumbai
The search engine gian Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who adviced greater participation of women in development of technology products, reached Mumbai to celebrate International Women's Day on Friday.
Pichai said in a tweet, "In Mumbai today and happy to celebrate #IWD2019 with the India chapter of Women@Google at their 'I Am Remarkable' event. Thank you for inspiring me with your stories about the experiences, challenges and triumphs of being women in tech".
He was later seen spending time with kids that had used the newly-launched Google's reading tutor app "Bolo".
"Earlier this week, we launched #Bolo in India: a reading tutor app powered by #GoogleAI text-to-speech & speech recognition.
Speaking at a World Economic Forum event last year, Pichai said, "There is a moral imperative to involve more women in the development of technology products, as our technology products are for everyone."
The search engine giant recently came into the spotlight after a study found that it paid men less money than women for doing similar work. Google earlier fired the author of a controversial memo on gender diversity that went viral inside the company. Authored by James Damore, the memo titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber" claims that when it comes to technology, there is a biological difference between men and women.
"Had the chance to visit some students today who are learning to read using 'Bolo', excited for all the great books they'll discover!," Pichai further tweeted.
The company had launched it on 5th March wherein parents can download the free app to help primary grade children improve their Hindi and English-reading skills.
The reading material on the app is free and the initial catalog from Storyweaver.org.in includes 50 stories in Hindi and 40 in English.
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