Union Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt of Andhra Pradesh and NASSCOM launch ‘Centre of Excellence of IoT and AI’ in Visakhapatnam

What is the News? National Association of Software and Services Companies(NASSCOM) in a joint partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh has inaugurated the ‘Centre of Excellence on IoT and AI’. What is the Centre of Excellence on IoT and AI? The Center of Excellence on IoT… Continue reading Union Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt of Andhra Pradesh and NASSCOM launch ‘Centre of Excellence of IoT and AI’ in Visakhapatnam

Cybersecurity can be made agile with zero-shot AI

Synopsis: Zero shot AI model can help to develop a robust and adaptive cybersecurity defence against new attacks. What makes AI a reliable tool in cybersecurity? The ability to learn from large volumes of data and find patterns of abnormal behaviour makes AI and particularly machine learning (ML) attractive in cybersecurity. ML algorithms can be… Continue reading Cybersecurity can be made agile with zero-shot AI

Carbon neutrality powered by AI

Synopsis: Countries like India, which are leading the adoption of climate change measures, will have to encourage energy companies to embrace higher levels of AI usage. Introduction As the world pushes to mitigate the impact of climate change, it will have to rely much on emerging technologies. The foundational shift of energy transition from fossil-based… Continue reading Carbon neutrality powered by AI

Facial recognition spreads, concern over absence of data protection law

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Regarding Facial Recognition technology Synopsis: The greater rush for the use of FRT systems has raised various concerns, despite the strength of justification. Let’s have a brief look into the debate. Context Facial recognition technology (FRT) software systems are being installed at some of India’s busiest airports and train stations. The… Continue reading Facial recognition spreads, concern over absence of data protection law

Data science and digital coding could soon be the new English

Source: Livemint What is the news? World Economic Forum (WEF) recently came out with its report titled – The Future of Jobs. Significance The report tries to answer this question – will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology take over our jobs? Findings Double-disruption: Automation, in tandem with the COVID-19 recession, is creating a ‘double-disruption’ scenario for… Continue reading Data science and digital coding could soon be the new English

In a world first, South Africa grants patent to an artificial intelligence system

Source: The Hindu What is the news? Recently, South Africa granted a patent to an Artificial Intelligence system named DABUS, for invention of “food containers based on fractal geometry”.  The AI has designed interlocking food containers that are easy for robots to grasp. It should be noted that the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and the… Continue reading In a world first, South Africa grants patent to an artificial intelligence system

U.S. joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China

News:The United States has joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence(AI). Facts: The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence is a G7 countries Partnership initiated by France and Canada. Aim: To study and provide recommendations on the responsible adoption of AI based on shared principles of human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation and economic growth. Additional Facts:… Continue reading U.S. joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China

Anguilla: British Territory in Caribbean

News:Anguilla,an island in the Caribbean Sea is a financial beneficiary of two latest trends in technology: Artificial intelligence(AI) and vanity URL(Uniform Resource Locator) or internet addresses. Facts: How is Anguilla a beneficiary? AI is the country code of Anguilla and it is also an acronym for Artificial Intelligence(AI). Every time an internet address which ends… Continue reading Anguilla: British Territory in Caribbean

National Educational Alliance for Technology(NEAT)

News:Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has announced a Scheme named National Educational Alliance for Technology(NEAT). Facts: About NEAT: The scheme aims to use Artificial Intelligence to make learning more personalized and customized as per the requirements of the learner. Under the scheme,a National NEAT platform will be created that would provide one-stop access to these… Continue reading National Educational Alliance for Technology(NEAT)

MSDE, IBM come together for nationwide Train-the-Trainer program in AI

News:Ministry of Skill Development has signed an agreement with Global IT major IBM for nationwide Train-the-Trainer program in Artificial Intelligence. Facts: About the program: As part of the program,trainers will be trained on basic Artificial Intelligence(AI) skills towards using the technology in their day-to-day training activities. The program will be executed over a period of… Continue reading MSDE, IBM come together for nationwide Train-the-Trainer program in AI

Health Ministry explores AI for combating tuberculosis

The Central tuberculosis(TB) Division of the health ministry has signed an MoU with the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore the application of Artificial Intelligence(AI) technology in its fight against the TB disease. The areas that AI based applications can support are in vulnerability and hot-spot mapping, modelling novel methods of screening and diagnostics… Continue reading Health Ministry explores AI for combating tuberculosis

AI tool helps astronomers identify galaxy clusters quickly

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence powered tool called as “Deep-CEE” to identify galaxy clusters quickly. Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive structures in the cosmos but despite being millions of light years across,they can still be hard to spot. Deep-CEE stands for Deep Learning for Galaxy Cluster Extraction and Evaluation. This Artificial… Continue reading AI tool helps astronomers identify galaxy clusters quickly

A policy on AI, cyber security on the cards

A member of NITI Aayog has said that it has come up with a policy on artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security. The policy would be taken up in the Union Cabinet soon. AI refers to the ability of machines to perform cognitive tasks like thinking, perceiving, learning, problem solving and decision making. Cyber security… Continue reading A policy on AI, cyber security on the cards

Govt plans introducing artificial intelligence system in MCA 21 portal

The government has decided to introduce artificial intelligence system in the MCA21 portal-an e-Governance initiative of Ministry of Company Affairs (MCA) This will make the compliance process easier as well as ensure routine enforcement activities are done round-the-clock on autopilot basis. The main focus of the government will be to rationalise all the forms and… Continue reading Govt plans introducing artificial intelligence system in MCA 21 portal

Share of tech patents on the rise in IP filings

According to a report by industry body Nasscom,India origin companies has filed over 4,600 patents in the US between 2015-2018.The majority of the patents were from the technology domain. A patent is a form of intellectual property.A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making,selling and importing an invention for a limited… Continue reading Share of tech patents on the rise in IP filings

UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit

United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit -AIE from April 30 to May 1,2019.The inaugural ‘AI Everything’ will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The summit aims to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society.It will bring together world leaders on a single… Continue reading UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit