Govt bets on artificial intelligence, data analytics to weed out shell cos

The corporate affairs ministry is betting on artificial intelligence and data analytics as key elements in the fight against the menace of shell companies as it works to put in place an ecosystem that will have "zero tolerance" for non-compliance with regulations.

19 April 2020,

Widely Used AI Machine Learning Methods Don’t Work as Claimed

Researchers demonstrated the mathematical impossibility of representing social networks and other complex networks using popular methods of ‘low-dimensional embeddings.’ Models and algorithms for analyzing complex networks are widely used in research

18 April 2020,

Breaking the Size and Speed Limit of Modulators for Next Generation Internet and Communication Networks

Researchers developed and demonstrated for the first time a silicon-based electro-optical modulator that is smaller, as fast as and more efficient than state-of-the-art technologies. By adding indium tin oxide (ITO) – a transparent conductive oxide f

18 April 2020,

Clearview AI’s source code and app data exposed in cybersecurity lapse

A security lapse at facial recognition startup Clearview AI meant that its source code, cloud storage credentials, and even copies of its apps were publicly accessible. The lapse was discovered by a cybersecurity firm.

17 April 2020,

Deploying more conversational chatbots

Startup Posh has created chatbots that use “conversational memory” to have more natural exchanges.

17 April 2020,

Amazon’s Alexa gets a new longform speaking style

Amazon is introducing a new speaking style for Alexa and adding some styles to its fellow AI voices. The longform speaking style is meant to sound more natural when Alexa reads long pieces of content, like articles or podcasts.

16 April 2020,

Facebook is building a 'shadow' social network just for bots

'Bots must be suitably isolated from real users to ensure that the simulation does not lead to unexpected interactions with real users,' researchers warn

16 April 2020,

AI taught to instantly transform objects in image-editing software

An image-editing program designed by researchers at Abode uses AI to let you quickly transform the shape of objects in images and change the lighting

16 April 2020,

Will ‘Big Data’ Restore Active Managers’ Mojo?

Sophisticated tech used to gather and analyze information may be able to improve returns, but the data isn’t showing it.

15 April 2020,

Biomechanics of skin can perform useful tactile computations

As our body's largest and most prominent organ, the skin also provides one of our most fundamental connections to the world around us. From the moment we're born, it is intimately involved in every physical interaction we have.

15 April 2020,

Kidnapping, trafficking and gang violence: Inside China’s quest to become an AI superpower

The Belt and Road Initative has brought an unprecedented influx of Chinese investment to the sleepy town of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. But, as Brian McGleenon discovers, with great capital comes even greater control

14 April 2020,

Making big data processing more energy efficient using magnetic circuits

New research finds that magnetic wires, spaced a certain way, can lead to a 20-30x reduction in the amount of energy needed to run neural network training algorithms.

13 April 2020,

Discord introduces background noise suppression in beta

Discord is adding a new noise suppression feature in beta as part of a partnership with, which it’s rolling out to all desktop users. The tech detects and removes background noises so voices can be heard more clearly.

10 April 2020,

Robots Welcome to Take Over, as Pandemic Accelerates Automation

Broad unease about losing jobs to machines could dissipate as people focus on the benefits of minimizing close human contact.

10 April 2020,

L&T uses artificial intelligence to help 20 cities combat Covid-19

The pandemic has resulted in great demand for digital services for healthcare and monitoring and countries across the world are using solutions for population screening, tracking the infection, allocating resources, and managing communication and responses.

10 April 2020,

Top CEOs discuss Artificial Intelligence and jobs at ET GBS 2020

Hero Enterprise chairman Sunil Munjal, upGrad co-founder Ronnie Screwvala, BCG's Neeraj Aggarwal, Apollo Hospitals MD Suneeta Reddy and CG Group chairman Binod Chaudhary during a CEO panel titled 'Entering the Decade of Disruption' on Day 01 of ET Global Business Summit 2020, held in New Delhi Friday.

10 April 2020,

Thanks to 'flexoskeletons,' these insect-inspired robots are faster and cheaper to make

Engineers have developed a new method that doesn't require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots. The structures were inspired by insect exoskeletons, which have both soft and rigid parts -- the researchers called their creations 'flexoskeletons.

09 April 2020,

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