A Shot in the ARM for Nvidia and US Global Tech Dominance
24 September, 2020

How geopolitical strategy decisions impact industry, trade, technology and research A US$40-billion acquisition of ARM – the UK company which supplies design and intellectual property to the semiconductor industry – by Nvidia, a famous GPU (graphic processing unit) manufacturer, has sent seismic tremors throughout the technology industry. The deal must…

Is the Financial Services Industry up for the Challenge?
23 September, 2020

Automation is great – as long as the immediate obstacles are tackled head-on. Among the wide range of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and digital labour seems to be the most eye-catching going ahead. Their potential is unmatched – but to be fair, so are the ensuing challenges. Recent advancements, including…

How Being on the Edge Can Save Lives
22 September, 2020

Edge computing is here to stay – here’s why Think of the several CCTV cameras located on the premises of your office building through the course of a night. Several hours’ worth of video data is recorded and then sent to connected Cloud servers to be processed – revealing very…

New Guidelines to make AI in Clinical Trials Trustworthy
21 September, 2020

It’s perhaps one of the riskiest business along with oil exploration. It takes over a decade, costs an average of US$2.5 billion per experiment and the success rate is an abysmal 14%. Yes, we are talking about clinical research, the critical element in the workflow in bringing a drug from…

Is there enough room for both Man and Machine?
18 September, 2020

How has the world of finance transformed? Make note of this very interesting transition. In the first half of 2020, (when the coronavirus pandemic was still in its nascent stages), we spoke incessantly of the oncoming digital transformation - the phenomena that was going to envelop each and every aspect…

Metro Bots
17 September, 2020

A colourfully simple solution for crowd control at Kolkata Metro becomes a talking point The Kolkata Metro is about to a solution that harnesses AI-based web-robots or “bots” to control passenger load in the new-normal. This is perhaps the first such solution being used anywhere in the world that –…

Digitally driven, Data-centric Finance
16 September, 2020

How Weak and Strong AI are facilitating Digital Transformation in the Financial Services Industry Financial institutions are making a rather drastic change. For years, the finance industry has dabbled with Fintech and other digital technological innovations - experimenting with several ideas and here and there, but never incorporating any kind…

A super surfer that creates trustworthy AI
15 September, 2020

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes huge advances in its ability to closely mimic human intelligence like writing texts, creating images, talking and communicating like real people, the questions of trustworthiness of the algorithms have started to come up. Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) can create real fakes that are so real…

COVID Stress on IT
14 September, 2020

Despite the industry doing remarkably well in the face of the pandemic, relentless WFH contributes to stress and burnout of IT professionals By now, we all know that although economy and business operations have been hit hard by the pandemic, some sectors have coped exceedingly well through remote working facilities.…

The Smartest AI Program Yet?
11 September, 2020

Natural Language Programming is evolving – and how! “Artificial intelligence programs lack consciousness and self-awareness. They will never be able to have a sense of humor. They will never be able to appreciate art, or beauty, or love. They will never feel lonely. They will never have empathy for other…