How technology impacts us.

Author: Mayank Batavia (page 2 of 6)

Artificial intelligence in Indian agriculture

To some, innovation in farming in India has already arrived in form of Artificial Intelligence (AI). To others, AI applications in the agricultural industry in India appear superfluous and primitive, and likely carry limited potential at best.

In India, modern technology in agriculture, often written as Agtech or Agritech, represents hope. That’s because traditional farming practices often fall sadly short when facing challenges like changing climate conditions and global warming.

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Top AI companies of China

The names of top AI companies of China aren’t that well-known though the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) crops up in every other technology conversation.

Despite their ground-breaking, and sometimes controversial, work that they do, top AI startups and companies in China aren’t as well-known to the common man as say, Facebook, Alibaba, Google, Baidu or IBM.

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6 Challenges to data privacy

You must have heard of everyone complaining about the lack of data privacy and the information security challenges. Search engines, social media platforms, gaming apps… you name it, they access your data, one way or the other.

Aside from a handful of sites like Duck Duck Go, there aren’t too many examples where your actions aren’t being tracked. Looks like nothing you do is really secret.

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11 reasons why Europe could win the AI war

Ask any expert about where Europe stands in the race to dominate Artificial Intelligence (AI) globally. Chances are, they’ll tell you the real competition is between China and the US; Europe isn’t even close to winning the bronze medal, as Kai-fu Lee said in an interview.

Lee isn’t alone. Many observers and experts, both inside Europe and beyond, believe Europe has missed the AI bus. There’s nothing to suggest Europe is a serious contender for the winner’s throne in AI.

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Microsoft’s report on AI in Europe, with findings and criticism

There’s absolutely no two opinions that whichever country or region masters Artificial Intelligence (AI) will dominate business and pretty much everything else for a long time to come.

That’s absolutely why China has been working so hard on AI. China Artifical Intelligence Plan is a hot topic through and through. That, despite the fact that AI has the potential to cause job losses (or rather, a radical shift in job profiles).  And job losses is something that China as the world’s most populous country can’t afford.

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Seven questions of ethics facing Artificial Intelligence

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, according to Pichai, will guide the work that Google will carry out in the field of AI. These principles include sensitivity to people’s privacy and a commitment to upholding standards of scientific excellence.

Even while we stand at the cusp of a revolution that’s likely unprecedented in human history, there’s an elephant in the room a lot of people are looking away from: ethical issues.

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From cars to supermarkets to apps: How much everyone knows about you

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 what about the data you haven’t expressly permitted anyone to share?

What do various business enterprises, data brokers and analytics agencies know about you?

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