Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal Criticizes LinkedIn’s Policy on Gender Pronouns

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal criticizes LinkedIn's policy on gender pronouns, accusing its AI of imposing Western ideologies.

  • Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal criticizes LinkedIn’s policy on gender pronouns, accusing its AI of imposing Western ideologies.
  • LinkedIn flagged Aggarwal’s post on gender pronouns, prompting him to advocate for indigenous AI development in India.
  • The incident sparks mixed reactions online, highlighting the debate over cultural influences and the importance of respecting individual identities.

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal ignited a debate over LinkedIn’s policy on gender pronouns, accusing the platform’s AI of imposing a “political ideology” on Indian users. Aggarwal’s criticism stemmed from LinkedIn’s removal of his post discussing gender pronouns, which he labeled as a “pronoun illness” and expressed concerns about its adoption in India.

LinkedIn flagged Aggarwal’s post for violating community guidelines, prompting him to lash out at the platform for allegedly imposing Western influences on Indian users. He argued for the importance of developing indigenous technology and AI, emphasizing the need to safeguard Indian values and autonomy from external political agendas.

The incident has sparked diverse reactions online, with some supporting Aggarwal’s stance against perceived Western influences, while others advocate for inclusivity and respect for individual identities. Meanwhile, Aggarwal’s advocacy for an Indian AI model aligns with the development of Krutrim AI, aimed at bridging linguistic diversity in India and catering to specific cultural needs.