Nearly 50% of world population still have no Internet access

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Sun, 2019-02-10 17:27

DUBAI: Nearly half the world’s population still have no
Internet access, as technology continues to develop and it needs
“addressing now” Karan Bhatia, Google’s VP of global public
policy and government relations warned on Sunday.

Speaking at a discussion at the World Government Summit, Bhatia
said the last decade had been “extraordinary” for the
technology sector.

But he warned with almost half the globe’s population still
not online, the problems associated would become more pronounced in
the coming years – a situation he said needs addressing
now. 

“Technology is moving at a rapid rate, with current buzzwords
including AI and Blockchain. But, how do we develop the
opportunities this technology offers while keeping data safe?” he
added.

“We are standing at the dawn of an exciting new era – the
question isn’t if AI will transform, it’s how fast it will
transform.”

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Nearly 50% of world population still have no Internet access