"I feel in the years to come we will see bigger IT companies in the world from India".
Pichai has two children - a 13-year-old and a 9-year-old.
"We realize when we build for India, we can actually take it globally", Pichai told a local television station during his ongoing visit.
Pichai is now in India for a work and personal visit. But the Nehru Hall, where he used to stay, hasn't changed much, Pichai said.
Making the announcements at an event in New Delhi, Pichai highlighted the representatives from hundreds of small and medium business from across the country on the benefits of the web and digital technology. Over the next three years, 5,000 workshops will be held across 40 Indian cities.
Pichai says the video service was "made to work offline in India, and is now working well in other places". The model doesn't always exist in all the countries Google has worked with, he said. We are big supporters of the Digital India program.
Interviewed by Hitesh Oberoi, managing director and chief executive officer of Info Edge (India) Ltd, Pichai took a trip down memory lane to his years at Kgp as a student of metallurgical engineering. "I am absolutely convinced that India will be a global player in the digital economy and it'll be competitive with any country in the world", he said. Currently, according to a joint research study conducted by Google and KPMG, India has over 51 million SMBs out of which 68 percent of them are offline. Advancement of machine learning can bring big differences in many fields.
"We believe it is important for us to invest in training and equipping these individuals and small businesses to accelerate their journey of growth", he added. Using machine learning we can detect it pretty accurately. The casual and fun interview was inspirational and encouraging. He, however, didn't seem very appreciative of Indian startups that are seeking protectionist policies against foreign rivals. It is available for download through theGoogle Play andiOS App Store. Pichai also revealed that he was one of the first people to have not been interviewed by Google co-founder Larry Page, adding, "I still joke sometimes that I got a job because Larry didn't interview me".