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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

"don’t want AI overlords nor do I want AI servants. I just want AI to help me as a human — that’s a design principle that I want Microsoft to stand for”

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“We never claim that our approach is the right one — just that it’s ours — and over the last two decades, we have collected a large group of like-minded people. Folks who find our approach energising and meaningful”
­­­­— Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, defending his company’s workplace culture and costly growth strategy in a letter to shareholders

“There are poor people in the country, who are so ‘rich’ that they are wilfully depositing money into the Jan Dhan accounts opened for them. On the other hand, there are rich people who are so ‘poor’ that they take loans from the country’s banking system and then flee the country”
— Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, at the launch of the Standup India scheme, taking a dig at wilful defaulters

“I feel like a kid in the toy shop, excited about the potential that is ahead of us”
— Ganesh Ayyar, CEO, MphasiS, on the transaction where Blackstone will be acquiring major stake in the company allowing accelerated growth, stability and predictability

“BSE has a large balance sheet and it doesn’t require capital (via the IPO). BSE operates like a public utility and all public utilities should be accountable,
listing is one way to achieve that”
— Ashish Kumar Chauhan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, on the plans to list the bourse next year

“Indian companies behave like agents for their employees. They guarantee visas, they guarantee green cards. They are immigration agents”
— N. R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder, Infosys, criticising Indian software companies for not acting as global corporations in their hiring practices abroad

“I don’t want AI overlords nor do I want AI servants. I just want AI to help me as a human — that’s a design principle that I want Microsoft to stand for”
— Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, during the unveiling of a big bot push at a conference, after a year of increased focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning.