Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicArtificial intelligence

Topic: Artificial intelligence

AI could soon pick pool of IAS, IPS officers for central posts, govt ready to create database

Officers could be chosen for posts in areas they are interested in & have domain expertise in, instead of random postings in completely different sectors.

Prosthetic hands, detecting low birth weight in babies: The many govt AI projects in the works

Union minister Harsh Vardhan listed out the different AI projects being carried out by the IT ministry, Dept of Science & Tech and Niti Aayog to improve govt services. 

US must win AI game, partner with allies like India to embrace tech — experts tell Biden admin

In its report, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence has an ‘uncomfortable message’ for America — that it is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the AI era’.

Smartphones made us dumber, but good AI technology can fix that

Let's do AI differently to how we did phones.

Bollywood ‘biases’ presented by Carnegie Mellon’s AI tool: Upper caste Hindu doctors & no NE

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, US, gather subtitles from 1,400 Hollywood & Bollywood movies, use AI to assess biases and social trends. Study yet to be peer-reviewed.

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.

What happened when AI and traditional farmers competed in a strawberry-growing contest

As part of a ‘Smart Agriculture Competition’ in China, four technology teams competed with farmers over four months to grow strawberries.

Modi govt using artificial intelligence to improve quality, speed of economic data, fix gaps

With quality of its economic numbers being a pressing issue for India, statistics ministry is ramping up use of AI for collecting & analysing data to better monitor the economy.

Seven ways AI can help govts transform public services

Governments are starting to explore the potential of AI and can work with policy-makers, public servants and data scientists to fully realise its benefits.

How AR, VR and AI technology is making education more accessible post-Covid

Educational technology, or edtech, entered public consciousness as Covid-19 moved learners out of the classroom and into the virtual world of remote education.

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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.