Nikhil Malhotra is the Chief Innovation Officer and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-Q-Bator space within Tech Mahindra with 21+ years of experience. Nikhil is also a World Economic Forum AI Fellow working on responsible AI and Quantum ethics. He has been a researcher all his life and is now leading the growth of AI, machine learning, robotics, and quantum research within TechMahindra. Nikhil’s area of personal research has been how quantum computing and neuroscience have inspired the growth of AI and how the two fields can merge in the future. He consults various businesses and academic organizations on the future fields of AI and Quantum. He has won numerous awards, including the 2020 and 2021 Innovation Congress awards for the most innovative leader in India category recipient.
One of his visions is to enable machines to talk in the local Indian dialect. There are 1645 dialects in India and 26 mother tongues, and 80% of the Indian population does not speak English. Nikhil is researching Sanskrit and how this ancient Indian language could sow the seed for the next computer revolution.
His hobbies include playing tennis and golf and reading books on quantum mechanics and biographies.
He holds a master’s degree in Computing with a specialization in Distributed Computing from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.