TOPIC: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
5) Disruptive technological innovation will enable India to transform itself. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question
Disruptive technological innovation such as AI etc which help bring about transformational changes in processes like AI etc have immense application for India albeit with certain challenges. This makes it imperative to examine the issue in greater detail.
Key demand of the question
Following points are to brought out
- What do you mean disruptive technological innovation
- Discuss the pros and cons of its application in India’s context.
- Comment on whether India should brace itself for such technologies or we should proceed with caution and wait for the experience of other countries
- Challenges that would come about in bringing a transformational change
- Way forward
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – explain disruptive technological innovation and highlight the fact that our PM has called for application of the technology for bringing about a transformational change.
- Discuss the impact that can brought about by AI, robotics, IoT, AR, Blockchain etc
- Bring out the challenges pertaining to the application of such technologies in India’s context – data shortages, internet connectivity etc
- Mention how can we overcome these challenges
- Your view on the impact these technologies would have in India’s context
Conclusion – Mention the need for keeping up with the times and discuss the way forward