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Elon Musk Says AI May Become an Immortal Dictator if Not Regulated

If not regulated or controlled soon, artificial intelligence (AI) could become an “immortal dictator” and there will be no escape for humans, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has warned. In a new documentary on AI, Musk said: “At least when there’s an evil dictator, that human is going to die. But for an AI there would be no death. It would live forever, and then ... Read More »

Aadhaar not mandatory for any national entrance exam, for now

The Supreme Court has directed the CBSE to upload the information regarding Aadhaar number on their website. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said unique identification number Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for any national entrance examination for now. The interim order was passed by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra in a challenge to making ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens First Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai to Showcase Products Not Launched in India

When launching the first Mi Home store in India, Xiaomi’s own store last year, the company’s Global Vice President, and Managing Director India, Manu Kumar Jain said the goal was to have a store where you could see not just the products launched in India, but everything that Xiaomi had to offer. On Wednesday, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Home Experience store in India, ... Read More »

Snapchat Redesign Defended by CEO, Says ‘Celebrities Are Not Your Friends’

HIGHLIGHTS The statement was made at Goldman Sachs Internet & Technology conference The redesign has taken flak from millions of users till now Spiegel claims the decision will take sometime to get adapted to Snapchat has dug itself in even deeper into controversy after CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the infamous redesign of the social media app would not be rolled back, and ... Read More »

Centre wants to merge three school education schemes – but experts say it is not a good idea

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Human Resources Development hosted a national workshop for states on the merger of the three major Central schemes supporting education – the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for elementary school (Classes 1 to 8), the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan for secondary school (Classes 9 and 10) and the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher ... Read More »

Tech Sector: Bubble Or Not?

Seventeen and a half years ago, on April 1, 2000, we published a piece entitled, “Will the NASDAQ sell-off become a crash?” We have now retrieved that piece from our archives and posted it on our website. Here is the link to the original piece. In preparing that piece in 1999-2000, we evaluated the stock market at the time and made ... Read More »

The iPhone X Looks Great but It’s Also Okay to Think It’s Not for You

HIGHLIGHTS Flagship phones are getting more expensive At the same entry-level prices, phones are getting better While the price gap expands, the value gap has shrunk Opinions are of course subjective, but that’s particularly true for what I’m about to say. Don’t buy a flagship phone. Apple just announced its new lineup of phones, and the iPhone X is a predictably excellent handset. The ... Read More »

iPhone X Demand Will Be Substantial, but Not Exceptional: Bernstein Survey

Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone. Heightened anticipation around the 10th anniversary iPhone, which opens for pre-orders on Oct. 27 and begins shipping from November 3, has already dented demand for ... Read More »

Bots on social media threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

‘It appears that in 2016, bots were deliberately unleashed on social media to sway voter opinion by spreading fake news and deceiving trending algorithms.’ Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed ... Read More »

iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »