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Google has been facing a number of controversies pertaining to its AI tech and military deals as well as on diversity and inclusivity fronts.(AFP)

Google and its ethics AI team row: What we know so far

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Google has drawn major criticism on the move of sudden investigation of Mitchell and suspension of her system access.
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The faculty of health and medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can assist to disentangle the secrets of the human intestinal microbes.(ANI)
The faculty of health and medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can assist to disentangle the secrets of the human intestinal microbes.(ANI)

Artificial Intelligence to map human Intestinal Bacteria

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:54 AM IST
The faculty of health and medical sciences from the University of Copenhagen have developed a ground-breaking technique that can assist to disentangle the secrets of the human intestinal microbes.
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The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Centre plans AI-backed database to solve similar crimes faster, prevent them

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The Modus Operandi Bureau (MOB), the database, will have over 100 modus operandi or trademark of criminals/accused persons involved in crimes till date.
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Rahul Arora, Head - Neurosciences, Medtronic India(Medtronic India)
Rahul Arora, Head - Neurosciences, Medtronic India(Medtronic India)

Stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in India requires a comprehensive solution

UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Medtronic is collaborating with health care professionals to establish root causes and implement changes to create efficiencies and optimize coordinated care to develop comprehensive stroke solution.
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The agency said AI rules must respect all fundamental rights, with safeguards to ensure this and include a guarantee that people can challenge decisions taken by AI(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The agency said AI rules must respect all fundamental rights, with safeguards to ensure this and include a guarantee that people can challenge decisions taken by AI(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

EU rights watchdog warns of pitfalls in use of AI

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Brussels
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:09 PM IST
While AI is widely used by law enforcement agencies, rights groups say it is also abused by authoritarian regimes for mass and discriminatory surveillance. Critics also worry about the violation of people’s fundamental rights and data privacy rules.
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According to a global study by PwC India, the highest increase in use of artificial intelligence (AI) during Covid-19 times has been witnessed in India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
According to a global study by PwC India, the highest increase in use of artificial intelligence (AI) during Covid-19 times has been witnessed in India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pwc India’s study finds India leads in AI adoption during Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:56 PM IST
The study said India witnessed the highest increase in AI use compared to major economies like Britain, Japan and the US, with over 70 per cent of Indian organisations having implemented AI in some functional areas in 2020 as compared to around 62 per cent last year.
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Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. (iitj.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. (iitj.ac.in)

IIT Jodhpur to organise convocation using AI on December 6

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jodhpur
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:50 AM IST
A total of 232 students, including 117 in B.Tech, 51 M.Sc, 33 M.Tech and 31 Ph.D, will be awarded their degrees by the institute.
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The sudden onset of COVID-19 has intensified the use of new-age technology tools..(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The sudden onset of COVID-19 has intensified the use of new-age technology tools..(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Skills required to thrive in the post-pandemic era

By Yogita Tulsiani
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with perplexing challenges that are going to have a lasting impact on the way we live and work.
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AI will define India’s future

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Covid-19 has accelerated India’s efforts with innovation. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have compelled us to re-imagine our businesses and make them more agile, flexible and responsive.
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A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI)
A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.(PTI)

IIT Kharagpur innovation hub on AI and ML to translate research to industrially scalable products

By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:46 PM IST
IIT Kharagpur has set up a technology innovation hub on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to translate academic research to industrially scalable products and processes, a spokesperson said.
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In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) arrives with Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (2L) to visit military personnel in Salisbury, southwest England.(AFP/ FILE)
In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) arrives with Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (2L) to visit military personnel in Salisbury, southwest England.(AFP/ FILE)

Cyber and space domains focus of £16.5 billion UK defence push

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:31 PM IST
The UK government on Thursday announced the establishment of a National Cyber Force manned with intelligence and military personnel as part of a £16.5 billion push in the defence sector as the country prepares for life out of the EU from January 1, 2021
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The employees have said that Facebook tried using AI to moderate the content but failed.(AFP)
The employees have said that Facebook tried using AI to moderate the content but failed.(AFP)

Is Facebook ‘risking’ lives of moderators after ‘failed’ AI experiment? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Facebook relies on thousands of contractors, who are officially employed with companies like Accenture and CPL, to spot and remove the content found violating the company’s policies.
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In today’s age , coding skills can place students in a privileged position as they will be the creators of innovative products
In today’s age , coding skills can place students in a privileged position as they will be the creators of innovative products

HT Codeathon: Coding a vital skill set in today’s tech-driven age

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:15 PM IST
One of India’s biggest coding initiatives helps schoolchildren learn many vital skills which are necessary for them to be successful in digital age
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Apart from enhancing various critical skills, coding also helps cstudents improve computational thinking.(HT)
Apart from enhancing various critical skills, coding also helps cstudents improve computational thinking.(HT)

HT Codeathon: Coding a crucial skill in tech-driven age

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The HT initiative to train children in coding at this hour is an intelligent futuristic step. The new normal we talk about will require accomplishments in the use of computers.
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Coding skills can place students in a privileged position in the 21st century as they will be able to create innovative products(Shutterstock)
Coding skills can place students in a privileged position in the 21st century as they will be able to create innovative products(Shutterstock)

HT Codeathon: Coding a vital skill set for 21st century

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 04:08 PM IST
One of India’s biggest coding initiatives for schoolchildren helps them learn various skills which they need to be successful in the 21st century
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Entrepreneurs today are utilising the unprecedented advances from technology, operating on the demands of our demography, and inadvertently steering citizen welfare.(Bloomberg)
Entrepreneurs today are utilising the unprecedented advances from technology, operating on the demands of our demography, and inadvertently steering citizen welfare.(Bloomberg)

India is in the middle of a much-needed start-up revolution

By Amitabh Kant and Satwik Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:38 AM IST
India now has 38,756 officially-recognised start-ups –– with 27 unicorns, eight of which achieved this status in 2020 –– and is the third-largest tech start-up hub globally.
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IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT photo)
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT photo)

IT ministry pushes for AI boost in India

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:07 AM IST
The project, estimated to cost about Rs 2,000 crore, will include setting up a Centre of Excellence for artificial intelligence and benefits to encourage AI startups.
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While litigants are in a quandary over the suspension of court proceedings, lawyers are equally unsettled as their livelihoods are dependent on the regular functioning of the courts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While litigants are in a quandary over the suspension of court proceedings, lawyers are equally unsettled as their livelihoods are dependent on the regular functioning of the courts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Leverage Covid-19 to reform justice delivery

By Anand Prasad and Moksha Bhat
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The only feasible option is to explore the possibility of moving justice delivery to technology platforms
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The nature of the game has changed radically over the past two decades. The internet is today an essential critical infrastructure. Any country that is heavily reliant on it is at a relative disadvantage(Shutterstock)
The nature of the game has changed radically over the past two decades. The internet is today an essential critical infrastructure. Any country that is heavily reliant on it is at a relative disadvantage(Shutterstock)

The growing threat of cyberwarfare

By Manjari Chatterjee Miller and Engin Kirda
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:23 AM IST
It is broad, cheap, and anonymous, making it hard to combat. States must develop strategies
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Nations will increasingly compete on digital capital, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani said at RAISE 2020.(REUTERS)
Nations will increasingly compete on digital capital, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani said at RAISE 2020.(REUTERS)

India will benefit from data resource, says Mukesh Ambani, pitches for new regulation on data protection

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:00 PM IST
“In the past, nations have competed on physical capital, financial capital, human capital and intellectual capital. But, in the coming decades… nations will increasingly compete on digital capital,” Mukesh Ambani said.
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Artificial Intelligence can be used for making our disaster management systems stronger, PM Modi said.(PTI)
Artificial Intelligence can be used for making our disaster management systems stronger, PM Modi said.(PTI)

Artificial intelligence should not become weapon of non-state actors: What PM Modi said at RAISE 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Let also have no doubts that human creativity and human emotions continue to be our greatest strength, PM Modi said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation in New Delhi in this file photo. PM Modi will inaugurate a five-day global virtual summit on artificial intelligence (AI) - Responsible AI for Social Empowerment or RAISE 2020 on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation in New Delhi in this file photo. PM Modi will inaugurate a five-day global virtual summit on artificial intelligence (AI) - Responsible AI for Social Empowerment or RAISE 2020 on Monday.(ANI Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate global AI summit RAISE 2020 today. What you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 07:25 AM IST
In June, India along with Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and others joined together to create the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) for the responsible development and use of AI.
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AI will replace certain existing job roles but also create several new job profiles. The world needs to manage this transition effectively so that it does not aggravate societal disparities(SHUTTERSTOCK)
AI will replace certain existing job roles but also create several new job profiles. The world needs to manage this transition effectively so that it does not aggravate societal disparities(SHUTTERSTOCK)

AI: A force for social empowerment

By Ravi Shankar Prasad
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:33 PM IST
India is committed to using AI for common good, while addressing privacy, ethical concerns
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(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IIT-Madras faculty develop AI models to process text in 11 Indian regional languages

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Madras
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) models and datasets to process texts in 11 Indian languages, the premier institute said on Tuesday.
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HT Codeathon, which promotes coding among schoolchildren, will help them prepare for a technology-enabled future.(Shutterstock)
HT Codeathon, which promotes coding among schoolchildren, will help them prepare for a technology-enabled future.(Shutterstock)

HT Codeathon: Educators and students vouch for coding force

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:17 PM IST
With eye on tech-driven future, educators, students vouch for India’s first-of-its-kind coding initiative for schoolchildren, HT Codeathon
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The ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme will be offered to the third-year undergraduate students of Pearl Academy.(Pearl Academy)
The ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme will be offered to the third-year undergraduate students of Pearl Academy.(Pearl Academy)

Pearl Academy brings ‘Designing Services and Products with Artificial Intelligence’ programme by U.K’s Royal College of Art to India

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The programme blends theoretical and practical units that teach how to deploy AI for fostering personal creativity and pursuing career ambitions and also for developing a responsible, inclusive, accessible, and sustainable strategy to innovation through design.
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Five tips to discover true potential of a child

By Praveen Parameswar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The cornerstone of this approach is to discover the true potential of children and guide them accordingly. Even though many parents wish to do this, most of them do not know the right methods to adopt. The following 5 tips will surely help each parent to understand their child better.
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Railways in July scrapped a tender for thermal cameras meant for Covid-19 surveillance after Indian firms alleged that the specifications favoured a Chinese company.(HT file photo)
Railways in July scrapped a tender for thermal cameras meant for Covid-19 surveillance after Indian firms alleged that the specifications favoured a Chinese company.(HT file photo)

Railways to procure AI-based cameras for thermal temp screening of passengers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Railways has already begun installing the cameras in some zones. The cameras can detect the body temperature of passengers and help in detecting and denying boarding to those with symptoms of the coronavirus disease.
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File photo: Mobile offshore drilling units stand in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, UK.(Bloomberg)
File photo: Mobile offshore drilling units stand in the Port of Cromarty Firth in Cromarty, UK.(Bloomberg)

Indian experts find AI-based technique that can help in oil and gas exploration

By Kalyan Das | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The new artificial intelligence (AI) based technique will help ascertain the type of rock formation and geological features beneath the surface which could help in exploring hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas in less time.
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Though China has excelled in many areas, it is still dependent on foreign companies for cutting-edge technologies.(REUTERS)
Though China has excelled in many areas, it is still dependent on foreign companies for cutting-edge technologies.(REUTERS)

China is investing in emerging tech. India needs to catch up, soon

By Yogesh Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:58 AM IST
There is urgent need to prioritise the resources in development of AI platforms to ensure that India does not fall behind more in relative power matrix with China.
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