How India Fights COVID With AI

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How India Fights COVID With AI

Until last year, artificial intelligence accounted for only 1.9 per cent of India’s healthcare industry. Now, more than ever, we are facing a dire need for technology intervention in the country’s health tech ecosystem. Organisations are leveraging machine learning, software-as-a-service and data analytics etc to fight the ongoing pandemic.


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How Tech giants Dodged Pandemic And Made Record Earnings

A global emergency can smother your business, government lawsuits can break your company, competitors with trillion-dollar market value can wipe your organisation off the map. But what would happen when all three come together in the same year? Many would go extinct. But, not the big tech. The pandemic brought the world to a standstill. The internet giants, however, came out of it unscathed.
Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have not only survived a combination of calamities but registered profits and left the Wall Street analysts dumbfounded. Last week, these four companies, along with Microsoft, released their quarterly reports. One common theme across the companies is their increased use of AI and cloud services.


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Is MLP Better Than CNN & Transformers

Earlier this month, Google researchers released a new algorithm called MLP-Mixer, an architecture based exclusively on multi-layered perceptrons (MLPs) for computer vision. The MLP-Mixer code is now available on GitHub.

Interestingly, the new model achieves similar results compared to the state-of-the-art models trained on large datasets with almost 3x speed.


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Featured Video |A look at Darkside of Tech


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Dearth Of Core AI Products In India

India’s AI tech leaves something to be desired. Ironically, a sizable chunk of engineers working for tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are Indians.

It is high time Indian companies and industry leaders started focusing on enhancing tech capabilities and developing core artificial intelligence (AI) products in India instead of relying on foreign firms.


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Hands-On Guides for ML Developers

Comprehensive Guide To Dimensionality Reduction For Data Scientists

Getting Started With Semantic Segmentation Using TensorFlow Keras

Overview Of Atoti: A Python BI Analytics Tool

Understanding Naive Bayes Classifier From Scratch

Guide To labelCloud: A Python Tool for Annotating 3D Point Clouds


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PEOPLE & STARTUPS

In Conversation With Vineeth N Balasubramanian, Head Of AI, IIT Hyderabad

Role Of CISO In The Post-Pandemic World

How This Delhi Startup Uses IoT To Create A Digital Health Ecosystem

Tech Behind Introbot, A COVID-19 Helpline & Database Of Verified Leads

Robotics As A Service Will Be The New Trend: Sangeet Kumar, Addverb Technologies


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When AI Turns Rogue

AI Dungeon is a single and multiplayer text adventure game that uses artificial intelligence to generate unlimited content. The game uses GPT-3 to enhance its text-based gameplay. 

It began as a fun experiment where sophisticated text-writing algorithms were used to create Dungeons & Dragons-like role-play adventures. Now, the experiment seems to have taken a dark turn. Users have started to tap GPT-3 to develop abusive, toxic, and dangerous stories.


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IBM Think 2021

IBM announced advances in AI, hybrid cloud and quantum computing at its flagship event Think Conference, 2021, on May 11. IBM plans to invest in partner ecosystem to facilitate deep industry collaboration, he added.

Here are the key announcements from Think 2021.


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BOTTOM OF THE NEWS

Here's what all happened last week.

Andrew Ng’s DeepLearning.AI launches New Course On MLOps

Axtria Secures $150 Million Growth Investment From Bain Capital Tech Opportunities

JP Morgan To Hire 4000 In India Mostly In AI & ML

VMware Appoints Raghu Raghuram As New CEO From June

Coursera Announces Free Online Courses For India To Upskill During Second Wave