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State of Responsible AI in India - 2021

A new report released by AIMResearch analyses the current state of Responsible AI among Indian enterprises. The report, titled “State of Responsible AI in India” highlights the efforts made by organisations in India to ensure AI’s safe and responsible development and draws attention to areas that need improvement.

The report is based on a survey of Indian AI firms conducted by AIMResearch in May 2021. The study provides a complete overview of where Indian enterprises stand in adhering to AI principles such as fairness, transparency, accountability, explainability, human control, etc.


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ML Capabilities Of GCP vs AWS & Azure

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure are the leading cloud providers by a long shot. Though late to the party, GCP has seen robust growth over the years. Google Cloud’s revenue jumped nearly 46% year-on-year to $4.04 billion in the first quarter of 2021.
This story lists how GCP offers more benefits than AWS, Azure for ML developers.


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Guido Van Rossum Reviews Popular Programming Languages

The former Benevolent dictator for life, Guido Van Rossum expressed some views about programming languages. The founder of Python had a tell-all interview about his programming career that started at the University of Amsterdam.

Guido Van expressed his views on four languages and their performance in comparison to Python. He also told the viewers what are the reasons that make these languages interesting.


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Does Deep Learning Suffer From Too Many Optimizers?

Fatigue by abundance optimizers in ML is now a serious challenge. Choosing the right optimization method can be a nightmare.

Choosing the optimizer is one of the most crucial design decisions in deep learning, and it is not an easy one. The below illustration shows the number of times ArXiv titles and abstracts mention specific optimizers per year. The growing literature now lists hundreds of optimisation methods. 


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India’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Did you know India had an exclusive centre for robotics since 1986? Yes, it’s true. The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) lab started with just three staff in a tiny office in Bengaluru. Today, the centre has more than 300 employees.

CAIR is involved in research and development in AI, robotics, command and control, networking, information and communication security, along with the development of mission-critical products for battlefield communication and management systems.


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PEOPLE & STARTUPS

Memory & Storage Are At The Heart Of Semiconductor Industry: Rajesh Gupta, Micron Technology

Interview with Meredith Broussard: Coded Bias Cast & Assistant Professor at NYU

Stanford University Professor Maneesh Agrawala On Video Editing Tools, Deep Fakes & More

How VSpeech.ai’s ML Model Understands Mixed Language Inputs Accurately

This Kota Based Startup Uses AI For Affordable Smart Healthcare Solutions


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Reinforcement Learning Comes To Android Phones

DeepMind has recently introduced AndroidEnv, an open-source platform for Reinforcement Learning (RL) built on top of the Android ecosystem. According to the team, AndroidEnv facilitates RL agents to interact with a wide variety of apps and services commonly used by humans on a widely used touchscreen interface.

AndroidEnv has a universal touchscreen interface that enables the empirical evaluation of general-purpose RL algorithms designed to tackle a wide variety of tasks.


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Elon Musk's U-Turn on LiDARs

On 20th May 2021, a Tesla Model Y with rooftop LiDAR sensors was spotted in Palm Beach, Florida. People found this to be rather interesting given Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer, and his historically less-than-favourable opinion of the laser sensor technology.

Musk, however, has not been too fond of LiDAR. In 2019, he called LiDAR a ‘fool’s errand’ and said that anyone relying on it ‘is doomed’. Instead, Musk says that Tesla would bank on cameras as its key hardware component to autonomous vehicle development.


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BOTTOM OF THE NEWS

Here's what all happened last week.

IT Sector Saw 14% Sequential Growth In Hiring In May 2021: Naukri Report

Tech Mahindra Teams Up With FIDE For “Phygital” Global Chess League

TalentSprint & IIT Madras Launch Deep-Tech Executive Programs

Tredence Launches Tredence Studio — A Proprietary Enterprise Innovation Platform With Prebuilt AI Accelerators & Toolkits

Prosus Acquires Stack Overflow For $1.8 Billion