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Machine Ecology

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The earth is sick, and the causes of its disease lie in our choices, our myopia, and our lack of imagination. Climate change, with deforestation, melting glaciers, mass extinctions and carbon emissions, is the biggest...
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Tech Diaries: What is all the fuss about Deepfakes?

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The main story of this edition of the Tech Diaries is the Deepfakes issue that has gotten the U.S Congress freaking out. It represents the class of synthetic media generated by AI and represents...
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The future of healthcare is being shaped by a Big Tech invasion

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Last decade has seen a massive digital disruption across all sectors of the global economy and the Health sector is now poised for major disruption. The digitization of the economy has been brought about...
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How Can AI and Humans Work Together?

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In the movie Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a robot that transforms people’s lives by helping them make their everyday tasks easier to accomplish- things like opening the window, cooking dinner, and cleaning the...
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Five Financial Applications Of Natural Language Processing

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The last five years have been revolutionary for the field of natural language processing. We went from glorified ctrl-f to a machine that can write programs for us based on natural language descriptions. While...
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Deep Learning Explained in 7 Steps

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Self-driving cars, Alexa, medical imaging - gadgets are getting super smart around us with the help of deep learning. But why does deep learning work? Why does Alexa recognize me and how can a car...
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You face may attract a lot of interest in the coming years

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Just as any other modern, innovative technology, facial and object recognition has a rapid but brief history behind it. As we go over its breakthrough moments, we might revisit the year 2011 when Jeff...
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Conversational marketing is the word

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Before making a purchase, talk. Marketers who do that will be ahead of the game. That’s the premise of what Paul Ince, better known as Biz Paul, defines as conversational marketing.  Interactions might be people...
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Personalization: The power of a weary smile

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Personalization has conquered the market by employing a few basic psychological mechanisms married with technological capabilities. Although people grow hypersensitive about protecting their privacy, they then turn around and readily share their digital data...
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How Fintech Start-ups are Changing the Landscape of Digital Lending with Artificial Intelligence

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Owing to the Digital Literacy campaign initiated by the Government of India, Digital Lending has been booming in India. With a majority of users on-boarding digital platforms, there has been a rise in businesses...
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The Anatomy of Self-Driving Cars

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Modern cars have been around for over a century, and are fundamental to our daily lives. Despite the duration of time that cars have been around, we have always had to be proficient in...
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The Ethics Of Using AI In Healthcare

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied to any industry that manages a large amount of data, and in an increasingly interconnected digital society that includes pretty much everyone. Healthcare is certainly one, and there have...
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5 lessons on how to fight bias in AI from Pause Fest

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Lessons from Google, Microsoft, and the best tech companies Last week I was invited by KJR, a strategic IT advisory firm, to speak on their panel at Pause Fest on ‘The risk is real: uncovering...
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Life in Year 2030

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Past American President Barack Obama once said: “While the future is unknowable, the winds always blow in the direction of human progress”.  This quote was probably a variation of the better-known quote by United...
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AI and Dynamic Pricing – Secret Weapon of Tech Giants Today

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One price for everyone! The invention of price tag took place in the 1870s to maintain the fairness of everybody looking to buy the product they love. Dynamic pricing had always been the norm...
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How Much Tech Does It Take To Replace Your Manager?

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Almost one in five small business owners think it’s just too much of a hassle, and not to mention expensive, to find and implement new tech. But they may need it more than they...
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3 Real Scary Technologies In Star Trek Discovery

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In 2017, Star Trek made an aggressive trek back onto the screen with the release of Star Trek: Discovery. The show orbits around the misadventures of the tragic hero Michael Burnham. Her actions lead...
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Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for Investing

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Have you considered diversifying your investment portfolio? Of course you have. Have you considered diversifying the tools you use for investing? Maybe not. This is exactly what financial management firms are beginning to do. Industry-wide changes are happening...
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AI forecast: ‘Disruption, then productivity’

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There is growing concern about all the white-collar jobs that will disappear with the spread of machine learning and AI. It gets me thinking about slide rules. The connection is that innovation causes disruptions, then...
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The Age of Transcendence

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Hollywood movies have always been good at providing a glimpse into the future - be it space travel, advanced scientific discoveries or futuristic technologies shaping our society as a whole. One such movie is...