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.
India’s top policymaking body, Niti Aayog, is pushing for technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in senior care. The NITI Aayog has released a position paper (Download here) titled “Senior Care Reforms in India: Reimagining the Senior Care Paradigm.”
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.
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.
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 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.
No more carrying around suitcases full of medical records, health records of you and your family are now easily accessible on an app. TikaHealth App seeks to empower user-patients and their families by keeping health records digitized, accessible, and ready to be shown to doctors in case of an emergency or even to consult them for treatment protocols.
Microsoft’s Indian American CEO Satya Nadella highlighted the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in science at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday. Nadella said science is probably the place where they will start witnessing “real acceleration.”
Chef Robotics has hired an Indian American professional to tap into artificial intelligence (AI). The San Francisco-based firm builds AI-enabled robots to help food companies overcome the labor shortage in the food industry and increase production volume with robot solutions powered by ChefOS, Chef Robotic’s AI brain.
RBI Deputy Governor M. Rajeshwar Rao on Monday said that development and deployment of AI models in the banking sector need close human supervision commensurate with the risks that can materialise from employing the technology.
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.
By Mayank Chhaya The New York Times’s lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI for copyright infringement illustrates a remarkable lack of sagacity among leading tech players about the importance of owning original content themselves. At the onset of the research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) there should have been clear recognition about the need to […]
Tech companies, including startups, around the world have fired more than 425,000 employees in the last two years (till December 26, 2023), with more than 36,000 employees being sacked in India in the same time period.
If we make smart investments now, artificial intelligence (AI) can make the world a more equitable place, reducing or even eliminating the lag time between when the rich world gets an innovation and when the poor world does, billionaire Bill Gates has said.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will help young medical practitioners in India explore novel frontiers in healthcare, a top robotic surgery evangelist said on Sunday.
As the Indian government takes a tough stand on AI-generated fake content, especially Deepfakes, Google on Wednesday said the company’s collaboration with the Indian government for a multi-stakeholder discussion aligns with its commitment to addressing this challenge together and ensuring a responsible approach to AI.
Leading technology services and consulting company of India, Wipro Limited, announced a collaboration with NVIDIA AI Enterprise which has its headquarters in Santa Clara, California to help healthcare companies accelerate the adoption of generative artificial intelligence (gen AI) through AI-driven strategies, products, and services.
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.
Indian American Anjali Pandey, head of medicinal chemistry at Sudo Biosciences, and an accomplished biopharmaceutical R&D leader, scientist, and inventor, says artificial intelligence (AI) will not only change the time course taken by biotech or pharma industries to drug discovery, but will also bring the cost down.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation will require 16.2 million existing Indian full-time employees (FTEs) to be reskilled and upskilled in emerging technologies by 2027, adding 4.7 million new tech jobs and requiring 4.6 million to augment their digital skill-sets, a new report said on Wednesday.
Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global, a high-tech serial entrepreneur with extensive industry knowledge and operational expertise, recently spoke about Blume Global and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other technology upgrades in the evolution of the supply chain sector. He also advised freshers on what it would take to achieve success.
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.