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55% Bihar voters don’t want Sushant Singh Rajput death to be poll issue, AI-driven survey says

The survey, conducted earlier this week by Mumbai-based AI start-up Prashnam, also stated that 80% of registered voters in Bihar know about Rajput and his death.
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Covid made companies AI friendly, but consumers are yet to trust it

The role of Artificial intelligence is now crucial in helping countries to adapt, stay safe & improve how we live and work. But transparency and ethics are key.

People don’t get nutrition in plants, but AI can

Humans lack a molecular understanding of plants, but emerging technologies can help them understand the power of plants to improve health & wellness outcomes.
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The lab assistant that can work for 21.5 hours a day and tackle problems humans cannot

The robot chemist, that is helping scientists at the University of Liverpool with their research, could make scientific discoveries “a thousand times faster”.
Bright circles drawn at a Mumbai market to maintain social distancing | Representational image | ANI

Don’t get too close to colleagues in office. AI snoops are here to ensure social distancing

Indian firms have started using CCTVs equipped with AI to ensure employees maintain social distancing at the workplace as life returns to normal under Covid shadow.

It’s not science fiction. Robots running industrial world can be hacked, remote-controlled

Previously unknown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to hide malicious code in the software that robots run on.
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Covid could have been AI’s moment in sun. But it isn’t as flexible as humans yet

The pandemic has reminded us of just how quickly humans can adapt existing knowledge, skills and behaviours– something that highly-specialised AI systems just can’t do.
A worker at a factory in Tiruppur. Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

How AI is helping reopen factory floors safely in a pandemic

It is becoming increasingly clear that Artificial Intelligence and Big Data will drive not only employee productivity, but also the safety of the workforce.
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Power consumption can explode with increasing use of artificial intelligence

A flood of new devices are getting internet connections, generating more data and increasing the need for more computing power with AI to make sense of the new information.
Medical workers collecting samples for Covid-19 in New Delhi | Representational Image | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

NIC awaits ‘diverse enough pool’ of chest X-rays to develop its AI-based Covid detection model

The Cabinet Secretariat had sought ICMR's intervention to arrange sample chest X-rays from various states on a priority basis early last month.

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Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

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File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.