If things continue as they are, the internet will soon become the staging ground for a new kind of class war.
Conversations about artificial intelligence must focus on jobs as well as questioning its purpose, values, accountability and governance.
Given Indian social realities, digital platforms such as Uber should be made to provide at least a basic level of social protection for workers using them.
If it is to do so, we need to put ordinary people back at the centre as the drivers and recipients of economic change.
Without adequate safeguards and greater debate about private aid, organisations like the Gates Foundation can provide only partial solutions and can even entrench the very systems whose symptoms they seek to address.