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EU frames guidelines on ethics in AI

Humans have long been a curious and exploratory species. New knowledge has enabled people to create and improve on existing things. Many scientific endeavours have been made possible by incrementally improving on an invention. Leveraging each emerging know how to good use. It almost feels like human beings have stumbled and experimented their way to Read more

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Raising the bar

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Raising the bar in your field every time

The expression “raising the bar” comes from sport. To raise the bar indicates the setting of a new standard. What it often results in, is a new a new set of expectations. Every-time I hear that expression, I am reminded of Sergei Bubka, the pole vaulter who broke the world record 35 times! The story Read more

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Questions from my daughter

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Mahatma Gandhi Facebook and AI

It was daughter-daddy day out yesterday. I had optimistic notions of being able to send out this newsletter after spending some time with her introducing Gandhi to her, on his birthday. It didn’t quite pan out the way I had thought it would.   We went to Mani Bhavan. A house that Mahatma Gandhi frequented during Read more

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My dad’s jail term

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Leveraging technology to understand human emotions especially if they are dealing with diseases like Parkinson's

My dad died of Parkinson’s disease. It is a cruel disease where all your mental faculties are alive but you can’t move a single muscle. Hands, legs, hips, tongue, eyes..! There were spasms of time, when medicines would unfreeze his muscles for a brief while. The learned man that he was, used one such momentary Read more