Sundar Pichai, writing on Google blog, defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) this way: “AI is computer programming that learns and adapts.” He went on to further list out some amazing things one could do with AI, like sensors to predict wild fires, monitor cattle hygiene, diagnose diseases and more. Further he listed out 7 principles that, […]
Like it or not, practically none of your data is really private anymore. Apparently, public is the new private. It’s no secret that any data that you voluntarily share on the internet will no longer be private, whether you like it or not, whether you explicitly permit or not. Data privacy, at least data that’s online, is almost a misnomer. But […]
It’s unlikely you haven’t noticed the Facebook 10 year challenge, if you’re on any social media platform. The apparently simple exercise requires you to post your 2 photos side by side, one from ten years back and the other your current photo.
A recent investigation by The New York Times indicates Facebook may have given access to more data to other companies than it told anyone about. Is it possible that Facebook has been cheating on millions of its users worldwide and also governments and investigating agencies? A recent investigative report by The New York Times clearly points […]
In Part 1 of China’s Social Credit System, we covered the basics of the credit system of China. We talked about the weaknesses of the current credit system in China and compared the current credit score system in developed countries like US, Germany, Switzerland and so on. Next, we identified
“Marketers today must be part artist, part scientist” says Michelle Urban from Marketing 261. In that small phrase, she packs a lot of punch, as also what the future holds for marketing. From the days when marketing meant sending out fancy ads
As the industrial and academic ecosystem changes, the demand for 3D printers in India is rising too. With wide applications in academics, jewelry, industrial prototyping, medicinal implants and prosthetics, 3D printing is quickly becoming both widely available and widely used.
Google Social Credit System China and chances are most sites you check out will call it dystopian and Orwellian. They will tell you how intrusive the Chinese Social Credit System is and how it runs with little regard to data privacy. Is that really the truth? How bad is the Chinese Social Credit System? Is […]
The Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced its 3-year action plan for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2017. Over the past year since the announcement, experts have come to realize the plan is ambitious to the point of being scary. The proposals set in the MIIT 3-year plan
How much of government surveillance is too much surveillance is a question that has been troubling people since a long time. But before we analyze that, let’s look at surveillance definition in Wikipedia: “…surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.” In […]