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Agriculture

‘Data, AI to be game-changers in Indian farm sector’

We run different agricultural schemes and have huge data under each scheme. We can leverage that data for better targeting of the scheme: Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal

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Sci-Tech

IIT to use technology to improve lives of people in Sirohi

As a Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR), taking it up as a model project, the IIT has already begun work in the district

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India

कार्यस्थलों पर 2025 तक इंसानों से आगे निकल जाएंगी मशीनें — विश्व आर्थिक मंच

नई दिल्ली— वर्ष 2025 तक कार्यस्थलों के आधे से अधिक कार्य मशीनों द्वारा किये जाने लगेंगे। हालांकि रोबोट क्रांति से अगले पांच साल में 5.8 करोड़ नयी नौकरियां भी सृजित होंगी। एक अध्ययन में यह जानकारी दी गयी है। विश्व आर्थिक मंच के एक नये शोध ‘दी फ्यूचर ऑफ जॉब्स 2018’ के अनुसार, स्वचालन तथा […]

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Information Technology Sci-Tech

No Google AI for use in weapons: Pichai

California: Google will not develop artificial intelligence (AI*) for use in weapons, its CEO Sundar Pichai has said, after facing a backlash over the technology giant’s involvement in a Pentagon project. Google recently announced it would discontinue work with the US Department of Defense on Project Maven, an artificial intelligence project that analyses imagery and […]

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Economy

AI will take up both skilled & unskilled jobs, says Rajan

Kochi: Delivering the keynote address outlining his vision for India at #FUTURE Global Digital Summit, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan fears that Artificial Intelligence would take up jobs both high skilled and unskilled. Rajan is currently Professor, Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, With advances in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, this […]

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Sci-Tech

Smart software to diagnose prostate cancer

Beijing: Chinese scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can diagnose and identify cancerous prostate samples as accurately as any pathologist. This holds out the possibility of eliminating variation in the process of a cancer diagnosis and in the long term it may lead to automated or partially-automated prostate cancer diagnosis. Prostate cancer […]

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Sci-Tech

Artificial Intelligence: Microsoft’s translator matches human performance

Washington: In a first, Microsoft researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can translate news from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a human. Researchers said that their system achieved human parity on a commonly used test set of news stories, which was developed by a group of industry […]

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India

More pacts needed to fight climate change, says Macron

New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised on the need for more pacts on the environment at the global level that could empower people in having a say in battling climate change. He also stressed on higher investments by the governments to deal with climate change. Referring to the Paris Framework Agreement on Climate Change, Macron […]

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Sci-Tech

Human intentions will drive artificial intelligence, says PM

Mumbai: The road ahead for artificial intelligence (AI) depended on and would be driven by human intentions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today. He was speaking after dedicating the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence in suburban Kalina to the nation. “It is our intention that will determine outcomes of AI,” Modi said. “With every technological […]

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Employment In The Age Of Machines

On the one hand, we cannot stop the arrival of technology to the country; on the other, machines could cost human employment; here is a formula to make science cohabit peacefully with welfare, the government must note after its futuristic pronouncements in the Budget Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has spoken eloquently about a technologically rich […]