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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.
Artificial intelligence

12 per cent of elite AI researchers come from India but almost none work here, says data

A think tank of Chicago's Paulson Institute has collected data on where top talent in Artificial Intelligence comes from and where it goes.
It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships (representational image)

AI is already putting journalists out of job. But there will never be AI Arnab or Ravish

Microsoft recently fired dozens of journalists responsible for curating and editing news stories to be replaced with automated systems.

Big Data and AI — tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that can help beat Covid-19

Countries are adopting highly data-driven approaches to battle Covid-19, using big data to create databases that track and predict the spread of the disease.
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China plans to ban wildlife trade, why AI failed during pandemic & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Covid has been hard on journalism. AI can help — without taking your job

The journalism world is not keeping pace with the evolution of new technologies. Newsrooms need to take advantage of what artificial intelligence can offer.
A medic works on Covid-19 samples (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Bengaluru start-up’s AI tool can help analyse extent of lung damage in Covid-19 patients

The tool, LungIQ, can measure percentage of lung damage in patients through CT scans & help doctors understand how badly a patient is affected & if he needs a ventilator.
A photo showing video conferencing facilities in an Indian courtroom

Start-ups and AI can rescue choked Indian courts

Reform to reduce the burden on Indian courts has been long overdue. The coronavirus pandemic has merely exacerbated the urgency to use technology.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump | File Photo | ANI

India and US must join hands during Covid-19 crisis, not increase nativist impulses

Katherine B. Hadda, former US consul general, Hyderabad, writes on the need for the US and India to unite during the Covid-19 crisis.
Qure.ai's X-ray technology can help identify patients who may have Covid-19 | Photo: By special arrangement

Mumbai start-up builds AI-based X-ray technology to help track Covid-19 progression

Qure.ai had built a way to detect TB through chest X-rays, and has now adapted it to identify patients who need to go in for Covid-19 testing.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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India cautious of China on de-escalation at LAC, both agree on 72-hr observation window

There has not been any actual de-escalation since the third round of meetings between the corps commanders of the two sides Tuesday.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.