Job destruction, fake news, polarisation. Rapid advances in technology are blamed for these. Is that claim justified? Are other factors at play? Who will regulate technology?
Category : technology
Behind your back, a fierce battle is being fought between actors of all kinds over who owns you. It will end soon. But a price will have to be paid. That includes our privacy
In conversation with Prof Brad Nelson, who is known for his research in microrobotics, nanorobotics, and medical robotics. He was named in the 2005 “Scientific American 50” list recognising outstanding leaders in science and technology
A minor subplot in the grand narrative of Aadhaar has raised important questions about privacy
That artificial intelligence is here to stay and is intrusive is one thing. Question is, should Homo Sapiens regulate it to survive the onslaught?
Pointers to why reside in political theory, evolutionary biology, the emergence of artificial intelligence and our failure to see it all
Discussions on Aadhaar often descend into shouting matches. One way to make progress is to break it down into smaller bits to understand the nuances
In this interview Nicholas Agar, author of ‘The Sceptical Optimist’, talks about why unquestioning enthusiasm and a blanket rejection of technological change are equally misguided
The dawn of IT in Indian banking from the 1950s to the 1980s teaches important lessons that are valid in today’s context
This Week in Disruptive Tech
A roundup of news and perspective on disruptive technology from around the world. In this issue: Facebook’s algorithm to spot suicidal tendencies, Elon Musk’s moon mission and blockchains