“We are reminded of the limitless-ness of Human curiosity, when we see man and machine create marvels for the future together” – Nikhil Malhotra
Nikhil Malhotra is the Chief Innovation Officer and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-Q-Bator space within TechMahindra with 20+ years of experience. Nikhil is also a World Economic Forum AI Fellow working on responsible AI and Quantum ethics.
Nikhil has been a researcher all his life and is now leading the growth of AI, robotics and Quantum Computing research within Tech Mahindra. His area of personal research has been how quantum and neuroscience would inspire the growth of AI. He consults various businesses and academic organizations on the future of AI and Quantum. He has won numerous awards including the 2020 Innovation Congress award for most innovative leader in India.
One of his vision is to enable machines to talk in local Indian dialect. There are 1645 dialects in India and 26 mother tongues and 80% of Indian population does not speak English. Nikhil is researching on Sanskrit and how this ancient Indian language could sow the seed for the next computer revolution
His hobbies include playing tennis, golf and reading books on quantum mechanics and biographies.
He holds a masters degree in computing with specialization in distributed computing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. Nikhil currently resides in Pune with his wife Shalini and sons Angad and Rudra.