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The popular discourse on future of artificial intelligence oscillates between extreme tales of job loss and human-robot wars on the one hand and exceptional impact on all walks of life on the other. In this article we discuss these and related questions regarding the importance of AI in modern life.
Isolated events such as AI driven programmes beating the world champion at chess have served to deepen the mystique of AI. AI mimics human intelligence and is better at tasks that demonstrably need high levels of acumen. This is not new. Periodically AI has risen to prominence to fade away into semi-oblivion. This article briefly traces the journey of AI, the caveats as well as the implications of the technology for India.
Accurate weather forecasting plays an important role in planning human activities. As opposed to conventional physics-based weather models, data-based models make use of past data to apply machine learning for the task. This helps capture the heterogeneous nature of weather and can predict it efficiently.
From exploring potential areas of high volume mineral reserves to deploying autonomous vehicles for extracting them, AI shows great promise in revolutionising mining in the near future. This feature discusses illustrative applications of technologies developed in the broad area of AI in the industry.
The current capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which primarily leverage data collection, storage, computing and communication technologies are moving into the territory of science fiction. The governments of several countries have announced their AI strategies. In response, the NITI Aayog has released a discussion paper in 2018 in which healthcare is highlighted as one of the areas with a potential for high impact.
AI comes with a promise of overcoming a majority of healthcare barriers that beleaguer India. This feature explores few AI applications that are currently in use in India and outlines challenges that need to be overcome in the coming decade.
Research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in India started in the 1960s. Since then, the scene has changed dramatically as far as AI and machine learning are concerned. The article outlines six recommendations for nurturing AI research ecosystem to develop national level capabilities in India.
Dear Readers The artificial intelligence (AI) policy framework in India seems to be shaping up in the recent years. Several Indian ministries are keen to rev up AI technologies to match the global vision with discussion papers and reports that promise equitable access through a transparent and vigi