Conversations about artificial intelligence must focus on jobs as well as questioning its purpose, values, accountability and governance.
How will the incoming fourth industrial revolution impact society and what clues do tech hubs such as the Bay Area hold for us?
A golden median between an ex-ante and ex-post approach is possible to achieve, if flexibility is at the core of TRAI’s regulatory ethos.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Legion discussed potential targets in an interview, including the UIDAI database that holds the Aadhaar data of over 500 million Indians.
With HTTPS, our journalists are assured that the stories they produce will reach their readers in the form they were intended irrespective of how sensitive or controversial their contents are.
Machine translators, however remarkable, are not yet clever enough to anticipate the vast variety of contexts from which meaning emerges.
Most applications in the name of ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Digital India’ are being made by students with no background in security.
When technologies let us down, they tend to be forgotten. There’s a very good reason why this should be resisted.
The NaMo app is owned and operated by Narendra Modi, not by the government. So the data it collects can’t be safeguarded by the government – as well as that it now effectively belongs to the BJP.
That the new Rs 2,000 notes would be embedded with “nano GPS chips” was patently a hoax – but what about the bleeding ink and the so-called “turbo-electric effect”?
Robots are already beginning to cost less to manufacture and operate than human salaries. This will ensure a spike in the use of AI, rather than creating more American jobs.
Are robots inherently racist? Or is it inevitable for them to echo and amplify the prejudices their makers hold?
To achieve concrete policy objectives, however, Indian bureaucrats and civil society representatives will need to engage more closely with and work their way into various Internet governance body mechanisms.
Two Kashmiris are looking to do what Facebook has not so far – provide their fellow residents with a way to reach out to friends and family in times of crisis.
With the rise of information technology, how does the law keep up with another frontier, the datasphere, and control it efficiently?
Since 2007, Google has kept a massive database of web-browsing records separate from the personally identifiable information it has collected from Gmail and its other login accounts – until now.
Who counts as a gamer and what counts as games amount to data that is heavily skewed in its class, caste and gender perspectives.
How big was the breach? Are ATMs still affected? What type of data was stolen? Poor regulation and insufficient information-sharing within the banking industry has left the general public in the dark.
Censorship allows someone else to decide what we get to see, despite our interests.
“I believe that unconstrained, face-to-face conversation is the only way we can build empathy. Without it, there’s little hope for meaningful human interaction.”
Smartphones and social media have made it easy for accidental witnesses to capture and share violations and crimes. But how can we tell what’s real and what’s fake?
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
Not only is the Indian legal framework not equipped to deal with potential privacy violations arising from ever-present CCTVs, we also don’t know if it will actually reduce crime.
When used with prudence, drones can be a potential tool to better control our agricultural productivity and to best invest our limited resources.
Insisting on the glamour and fun of coding plants the pernicious notion in the heads of children that they do not need discipline in order to progress.
Although tests like brain mapping and polygraph help widen the scope of a criminal investigation, their results are not admissible in the court of law.
Disputes arising from AI use are governed by archaic laws, which do not address issues like data privacy, and consumer protection and labour liability.
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks.
An American engineer’s efforts to build a language-specific computer would make him the father of Chinese computing – and autocomplete.
Using free software is now, more than ever, a political and ethical statement – especially as Silicon Valley looks to India.
The regulator’s apprehension is, in part, fuelled by an acute lack of insight and understanding of the role and function of speed traders within capital markets.
The image, which was of a naked girl fleeing from a napalm attack, was also deleted from Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s own Facebook profile.
As Ambani channels his inner Steve Jobs and looks to shake-up Internet connectivity, the bloodbath that will follow needs to be monitored to ensure that the industry’s competitiveness and viability remains intact.
Automation is deindustrialising India, which is not sufficiently innovative to face up to the threats posed by artificial intelligence, nor equipped to build on its mainstay capabilities in agriculture and other traditional industries.
One could call the potential removal of termination charges an underhanded move by TRAI. This begets the question, should the telecom regulator and not market forces incentivise the adoption of Internet telephony?
Fake customer care numbers that lead to political party membership hotlines highlight the flawed nature of mobile membership registration.
The film reveals the now and how of offensive cyber operations and intelligence gathering, which requires the active support, even connivance, of the private sector.
Brad Bushman, a professor at Ohio State University, complicates the seemingly linear relationship between violent video games and violence by examining other factors.