Thursday , August 22 2019

Science & Futurism

Indian Foundations of Modern Science

Indian origin of Modern Science

Scholars see India and Greece as the two principal birthplaces of science. School textbooks tell us about Pythagoras, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, geometry of the Vedic altars, the invention of zero in India, Yoga psychology, and Indian technology of steel-making that went into the manufacture of the best swords. But if you take the trouble of reading scholarly books, articles and …

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Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the Self

Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness and the self

There are many scientists and engineers who believe that computers will eventually become conscious. Computer scientists Bernard Baars and Stan Franklin wrote in 2009: “consciousness may be produced by algorithms running on the machine.” MIT Technology Review in October 2017 opined that this may happen in the not-too-distant future. Given the fact that biological evolution is slower than technological evolution, there is fear that …

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Could A.I be considered a person under the law?

A.I Sophia

Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for A.I (Artificial Intelligence) systems to be recognized as people too – …

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AI More Efficient in Detecting Skin Cancer Than Doctors, Finds Study

Artificial Intelligence

On average, flesh and blood dermatologists accurately detected 86.6 percent of skin cancers from the images, compared to 95 percent for the convolutional neural network (CNN). A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against the machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, …

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Elon Musk Emailed Tesla Employees Tips on How to Be More Productive

Elon Musk email to employees

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the 46 years old entrepreneur is known for extraordinary productivity and innovation. Musk recently told Tesla employees they’d  be moving to an ambitious 24/7 schedule to get Model 3 production on track. In an email announcing the changes, Elon Musk offered the employees a list of his own productivity tips. As SpaceX COO Gwynne …

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ISRO making India proud since its inception

ISRO

With 95 spacecraft missions including 3 Nano satellites and a Micro Satellite, 65 Launch Missions including Scramjet-TD & RLV-TD, 9 ‘student’ satellites, 2 Re-entry missions and most importantly, 237 Foreign Satellites of 28 countries ISRO is undoubtedly the pride of India. The ISRO was established in 1969 and its success stories are far outnumbered than its failures. The organisation has propelled the country into an …

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FARM – An innovative blockchain solution for sustainable futuristic agriculture

Agriculture on Blockchain

Last few years we have been seeing a rampant rise of blockchain based cryptocurrencies. Blockchain is the first radical technology innovation of the 21st century. A blockchain assets provide an enhanced level of security, increasing the security of the system from hacking and fraud. It provides an easy mechanism to allow users to securely transfer the assets between parties and facilitates easy …

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NASA launches two missions to explore nearest space

NASA

NASA has announced that it would launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 96 km above Earth’s surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched aboard a commercial communications satellite in January 2018, and the designed spacecraft Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched later this year, the US space agency said on …

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AI chatbot ‘Ruuh’ changing handloom weavers’ lives in India: Nadella

Microsoft AI

Microsoft ‘s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot ‘Ruuh’ that has begun changing the lives of handloom weavers in India is something that will shape the future of technology, the company’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella has emphasised. ‘Ruuh’ has been built entirely by the research team in  India. “What’s incredible is that the team discovered how ‘Ruuh’ can help handloom weavers in …

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Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields

Microsoft AI

Microsoft has developed an AI-Sowing App powered by Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite including Machine Learning and Power BI New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said. In a few dozen villages in Telengana, …

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