India working on draft AI regulation framework, to be released soon

The Indian government on Tuesday said it is working on a draft regulatory framework for artificial intelligence (AI) by June-July this year, amid concerns over a rise in deepfakes and user harm associated with the new technology. Addressing a Nasscom event in New Delhi, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said the government is working on a draft AI regulation framework and will release it soon.

Satya Nadella: Microsoft to skill 2 million Indians in AI, to further invest in country

Microsoft’s Indian American Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday announced that the company will train more than two million people in India in generative AI skills, to address talent shortage in the AI era. Addressing an event in the country, Nadella said that making sure that youth has the necessary skills in order to be able to thrive in this new AI age is the most important thing that we should be doing.

By Invitation: Tasawar Jalali explains the spark of AI in transforming daily existence

Tasawar Jalali writes: Reflecting on the early 2000s and the era of handheld phones, it’s remarkable how the internet reshaped our lives. In 2024, we stand on the brink of another transformative wave with the advent of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI). Drawing parallels to the exponential growth from 1995 to 2005, the next decade promises radical advancements in our daily lives, driven by cutting-edge AI technologies. Imagine a future where AI-driven Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) seamlessly integrate into a widespread vehicle network, turning your car into an intelligent, mobile office and a convenient commute shuttle.

After Taylor Swift deepfake storm, Senators propose bill to let victims sue over fake sexual images

As AI-generated explicit images of singer Taylor Swift create massive debate among the policy makers, lawmakers in Washington, DC have proposed a bill that would let victims sue over digitally faked sexual images. The ‘Disrupt Explicit Forged Images and Non-Consensual Edits’ (DEFIANCE) Act will add a civil right of action for intimate “digital forgeries” depicting an identifiable person without their consent, letting victims collect financial damages from anyone who “knowingly produced or possessed” the image with the intent to spread it.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to visit India in Feb, discuss new opportunities with AI

Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella will visit India on February 7 and 8 as part of his annual visit to the country and might meet AI startups and discuss new opportunities with AI. “Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft, will address India’s developer community and technologists on discovering new opportunities with AI,” the company said in a statement.

What do French artists, Wright Brothers & AI have in common?

On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane on a beach in North Carolina. The plane ascended 20 feet above the ground and traveled 120 feet in 12 seconds, approximately 10 feet per second. On the same day, Wilbur Wright flew the aircraft for 59 seconds, covering 852 feet at a slightly faster pace of 14.4 feet per second. By comparison, the average cruising speed of a modern Boeing 737 is 756 feet per second. 120 years after their inaugural flight in 1903, air travel has become commonplace, with around 10,000 flights in the air at any given moment, carrying 1.25 million people.

Google says it will help Indian Govt develop responsible AI

American tech giant Google on Thursday said it is committed to share its expertise and knowledge with the Indian Government and industry stakeholders towards developing responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company’s statement came after Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw met representatives from large social media platforms and other stakeholders, saying the government will draft new rules to spot and limit the spread of deepfakes.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang: India could be one of the great exporters of AI

India is on the cusp of a huge opportunity as AI pervades all sectors across the world, according to Jensen Huang, president and CEO, Nvidia, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of graphics processing units. Huang shared his thoughts with indica on AI and India’s place in the global arena on the sidelines of the Indian Institute of Technology Bay Area Alumni (IITBAA) conference held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California last weekend where he was the opening keynote speaker.