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Cyborgs v ‘holdout humans’: What our species will look like if we survive a million years
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Cyborgs v ‘holdout humans’: What our species will look like if we survive a million years

After a million years, man may become extinct, split into several species, or evolve. Future technologies such as human enhancement, brain emulation, and artificial intelligence (AI) may result in technological forms of new species that have not previously been observed in biology

Meta's AI demo pulled offline after testers used it to write racist and inaccurate scientific literature 
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Meta's AI demo pulled offline after testers used it to write racist and inaccurate scientific literature 

Users testing Meta's Galactica were able to generate false, inaccurate and racist scientific literature using basic prompts. Meta was forced to pull the service down to work on it.

A new lease of life: Swedish ML engineer develops AI tool to colourise black-and-white photos automatically
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A new lease of life: Swedish ML engineer develops AI tool to colourise black-and-white photos automatically

The AI tool is a great way for photography enthusiasts to play around with it. The AI tool uses two models to work on the image. The first is used to create a text-based cue of the image, while the other model takes both the image and the text and then colours the image.

Elon Musk or Enola Musk? Someone used AI to generate gender-swapped images of celebs, and they are hilarious
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Elon Musk or Enola Musk? Someone used AI to generate gender-swapped images of celebs, and they are hilarious

Ever wondered what a female Tom Cruise, or a male Jennifer Aniston would look like? A Reddit user used an AI-based image generator to create gender-swapped images of some famous celebrities.

Air India gets more than 73,750 applications for cabin crew, pilots in two months
India

Air India gets more than 73,750 applications for cabin crew, pilots in two months

The loss-making domestic carrier, which had not recruited in non-operations areas for more than 15 years, is quickly adding talent in all spheres of its business, including for commercial functions, business support services and operations

Back To The Future: Turkey photographer uses AI to resurrect celebrities who died young
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Back To The Future: Turkey photographer uses AI to resurrect celebrities who died young

Ever wondered what Bruce Lee or Heath Ledger would look like today, if they hadn’t passed away at an incredibly young age? Thanks to an Istanbul-based photographer who used an AI bot and created realistic photos of some of our most favourite celebrities, we have an idea.

India@75: IT sector’s historic rise since Independence to become a global powerhouse
Business

India@75: IT sector’s historic rise since Independence to become a global powerhouse

Considering its fast growth pace, India is at the centre of global IT attraction with players betting big on the future of IT in India

When policy wonks and lawmakers are at loggerheads, technology may come to our rescue. Here’s how
World

When policy wonks and lawmakers are at loggerheads, technology may come to our rescue. Here’s how

Climate change, reproductive freedoms, school safety, random gun violence, and other conundrums cry for technologically innovative solutions

Artificial Intelligence is getting good: Why you need to pay attention
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Artificial Intelligence is getting good: Why you need to pay attention

Only a few years ago, AI chatbots struggled even with rudimentary conversations — to say nothing of more difficult language-based tasks. But now, large language models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 are being used to write screenplays, compose marketing emails and develop video games

Era of decision making: Understanding role of business intelligence
Business

Era of decision making: Understanding role of business intelligence

Business intelligence and decision-making go hand-in-hand to make a business successful in today's competitive landscape

Rise of creator economy and why India needs a new skilling paradigm
India

Rise of creator economy and why India needs a new skilling paradigm

There is more to learn and explore when it comes to restructuring the current skilling revolution

Meet DALL-E, The AI “Artist” That Can Literally Generate Paintings & Photos Worth Millions
science

Meet DALL-E, The AI “Artist” That Can Literally Generate Paintings & Photos Worth Millions

The AI System, which is also being called an "artist" DALL-E, is capable of generating some realistic looking paintings and photos, based on text prompts.

Are things looking up for India at Makar Sankranti, a time for new beginnings?
India

Are things looking up for India at Makar Sankranti, a time for new beginnings?

Let us consider a few things that make it look like India is on the upswing, while sounding a few notes of caution

India needs to bridge the widening AI gap with China before it’s too late
India

India needs to bridge the widening AI gap with China before it’s too late

China is heavily investing in artificial intelligence with an aggressive push in the military domain

India lags behind China in artificial intelligence by a decade, may slip towards digital colonisation
India

India lags behind China in artificial intelligence by a decade, may slip towards digital colonisation

China has been using artificial intelligence as its strategic weapon to leapfrog ahead of the United States and achieve global domination

IIT-Kanpur's AI algorithm to help PMO's public grievance portal get 'smart analysis' boost through
India

IIT-Kanpur's AI algorithm to help PMO's public grievance portal get 'smart analysis' boost through

The institute was already doing this for the department of defence and has extended the same functionality to the PMO’s public grievance portal.

World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis
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World's internet addiction comes at a costs to the climate but it can be a solution to the climate crisis

Among the many items on the COP26 agenda, countries are preparing a roadmap for using artificial intelligence (AI) to fight climate change.

Sale of Air India marks a remarkable change for India, shows Centre has finally realised its job of being a regulator
India

Sale of Air India marks a remarkable change for India, shows Centre has finally realised its job of being a regulator

The sale of Air India shows the government has finally realized it is the citizen’s right to run a business. The government’s job is to ensure proper regulation.

UN calls for moratorium on Artificial Intelligence tech that threatens human rights
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UN calls for moratorium on Artificial Intelligence tech that threatens human rights

The report raised particular concern about the increasing use of AI by law enforcement, including as forecasting tools.

UN human rights chief calls for moratorium on AI technology use, flags it as 'risk' to civilization
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UN human rights chief calls for moratorium on AI technology use, flags it as 'risk' to civilization

AI-based technologies can be a force for good but they can also 'have negative, even catastrophic effects' Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement