The Age of Resilient Digitisation
2 February, 2021

Setting up a robust technology-based financial future is a challenge not for the faint of heart Under ‘normal’ circumstances, the World Economic Forum (WEF) usually hosts an annual meeting in Davos during the month of January: discussing current global economic phenomena and charting a course for global organisations for the…

AI: From Hype to Reality
1 February, 2021

Skill shortage makes companies opt for tools that don’t need AI expertise Skill shortage continues to be the major hurdle for organizations planning to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives, according to the latest Gartner survey. It says, “Organizations were required to have already deployed artificial intelligence (AI) or intend to…

The Zen of AI
29 January, 2021

Buddhism may provide the enlightenment for technology as AI ethics takes centre-stage in 2021 One of the world’s largest organizations, Google, has been in the news for the wrong reasons; and it is over ethics in technology, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI). An ethics crisis hit the organization that snowballed into…

A Perilous Drive
28 January, 2021

Automotive cybersecurity emerges to beat key concern as cars become ‘computers on wheels’ In India 4,118 vehicles were stolen last year with cheap electronic devices that enabled thieves to bypass the engine control module, unlock the vehicle, start the engine, and access the vehicles' computer. Hackers found 19 vulnerabilities in…

The Machine that Listens to Classical Music
27 January, 2021

Machine Learning is now being used to analyse modality in Western Classical Music The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of Switzerland’s leading research institutes in the natural sciences and engineering, has been at the forefront of technological breakthroughs in the world over the past several years. Recently, researchers…

The (Potential) Digitisation of Legal Tender
26 January, 2021

Setting up a robust legal infrastructure is still the biggest challenge in adopting central bank-backed digital currencies Central Banks worldwide have been making substantial progress over the past few years in setting up digital currencies – a process that has been considerably accelerated owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although recent…

Zoom to the Top
25 January, 2021

Brush up your on-screen presence as video meetings become the norm both at work and at school Locked up in our homes under the looming threat of pandemic, we now interact with the world through the video camera. Right from office work to education ranging from primary to the university…

Linking the Stars
22 January, 2021

How Non-Geo Satcom could disrupt the global telecom industry The promise of beaming Internet from the outer space, connecting the unconnected with inexpensive non-geo satellite communications has been in the works for a while, but it was only in 2020 that is delivering on its promise, that will transform and…

The Second Act
21 January, 2021

An emerging HR role throws an invaluable lifeline to employees who are about to take a career plunge yet again Ever thought of being a Second-Act Coach? The designation may sound fancy and made-up, but this is one role that can prove of immense help to people who are trying…

Holistic Hiring, by AI
20 January, 2021

Natural Language Processing to transform the recruitment process Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the centrality of novel technologies (in tasks ranging from advancing remote work procedures to contract tracing for possible patients) has been reiterated continuously. Businesses today have genuinely realised the need to invest heavily in their…