Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: AI

How AI is changing India’s healthcare — it’s reading scans, predicting risks & a lot more

Covid firmed up AI's role in healthcare, with hospitals using it to detect lung damage in 2nd wave. From radiology, it is now expanding to preventive health checks too.

AI tools can be ‘human’ too in HR projects. Here’s how

HR professionals are concerned about the ethics of using AI, particularly when some products appear to be shrouded in mystery. This toolkit can help.

AI tools can benefit Indian Parliament. Look at how it changed US, Brazil and Europe

Covid-19 pandemic provided the impetus for many parliaments to shift some operations online. Although India missed the boat, it's still not too late.

Climate pledges by countries can’t just be empty words. Space AI will be watching them

From tracking tree cover to calculating carbon capture, AI technology will aid in verifying climate pledges from space.

Detection is key for breast cancer patients. AI can make it more accessible and affordable

Over 90,000 women die in India every year from breast cancer. One of the major reasons is that most of them are in the later stages of the disease.

Google parent Alphabet will use AI to discover drugs

Alphabet lab DeepMind’s algorithms have made huge advances in predicting shapes of proteins, a technology that could speed up development of new drugs & upend pharma industry.

AI could become our ‘Swiss Army knife’ in the fight against climate change

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have produced groundbreaking technological innovation. It’s now time to embrace this progress.

These 7 AI-powered ‘smart toys’ are designed to protect your child’s data and privacy

As children get more connected to the internet, parents and guardians need to understand the capabilities of their devices and how they should be secured.

The new AI war and how US, China, and EU are fighting it

Unlike in the Cold war, in this present-day technological arms race, there is no clear race track or finish line.

Why Lucknow Police wanting to use AI to ‘read’ distressed expressions of women won’t work

The scientific basis behind the idea — to use AI to read human expressions & behaviours — is unsound and has proven to have wide margins of error that can do more harm than help.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.