Experts highlighted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities which could not be achieved by traditional technology and could be used for health care as well as many other present and future challenges in various sectors. "AI would not replace people but create new opportunities in various fields. It works on data, and if we could train our machines, it could do wonders for us in milliseconds by automating processes. It can be used for diagnostic purposes for various diseases, including Covid-19, and could prove very effective in remote areas where adequate health facilities are not available," said secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) Prof Ashutosh Sharma. "Key to success in using AI for various problems is to reach out to maximum people," Sharma said at an online'DST Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series New India @ 75' organised by the National Council for Science & Technology Communication and Vigyan Prasar.
COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work in the longterm. For some, the long periods of time spent stuck in doors zapped their productivity levels and mental health, leaving them with no energy to work or create. For those with jobs that could work from home, they were left with a host of new challenges to overcome while also trying to do an honest, productive day's work. Time is perhaps the most valuable commodity in business, and, as a society, we're obsessed with doing the most in as little time as possible. We equate being productive at work with being successful.
Illustration: Chaitanya Dinesh Surpur Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming a topic that is relevant to everyone today and, therefore, a subject that everyone ought to learn at least the rudiments of, say experts. From the humble milkman delivering packets of milk to households in the morning to the highest lawmakers and biggest industrialists, AI will increasingly touch everyone. "A lot of people look at AI as a vertical that calls for experts to develop," says Amit Anand, founding partner at Jungle Ventures, a VC firm in Singapore that has invested in several tech startups in India. However, both in his own mind and as an advisor to the Singapore government on the ethical use of AI, "We have taken a view that AI is going to affect everybody, and hence everyone should be knowledgeable and have a certain level of understanding of AI." Click here to see Forbes India's comprehensive coverage on the Covid-19 situation and its impact on life, business and the economy You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)
'The show must go on,' an often heard sentence that makes absolute sense in the pandemic hit the world. Yes, it all became at the end of 2019 when Covid-19 was first reported in Wuhan. Later, the virus spread across the globe and pushed governments to impose strict lockdowns. An international sports event that was supposed to take place in 2020 got delayed and finally, when people started living with the virus in 2021, the IOC and Japan, the host country, came forward to go on with it. One of the most welcomed guests in the summer Tokyo Olympics is artificial intelligence.
AI technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years, and one of its main implementations is internet search engines. From correcting misspelled words to predicting what a user wants to search for, AI has made searching the web so much easier. Google is the leader when it comes to the sheer volume of search queries that it handles. Naturally, it has implemented an AI-based algorithm that helps improve your search experience. Exactly how does AI do this?
With the pandemic making work and learn-from-home the new norm and Artificial Intelligence (AI) creeping into our lives, there are several traditional jobs that are likely to fade away a few years from now. With digital calendars and assistants meticulously managing schedules and AI churning out products with precision, several workers may soon find machines replacing their function within an organisation. They may not attend all-important business meetings but the peon is omnipresent in the office, from conference rooms and cubicles to in the corridors. Bringing fresh tea, sending parcels in the courier, peons don several hats. They often know exactly what's happening in different corners of the office and enjoy a good rapport with people across levels.
Mechanical Turk requesters outsource paid tasks and processes via the platform, where they are made available to workers, or Turkers. About a year ago, shortly after having a baby boy, Brittany set out to find ways that she could contribute financially as a stay-at-home mum. She soon discovered the crowdsourced work marketplace Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) – and after working her way through the platform, started landing jobs that pay up to $50 per hour. At times, she laughs, she is even making more money than her husband. That is not to say that the "good work" came easily. Some savvy Googling and a few Reddit channels got things moving, but she still remembers starting off with "crappy stuff". Which video conferencing platform is right for your business? We've gathered details about 10 leading services. "I compare it to a video game," says Brittany, who did not want her full name reported.
Startup studio and streaming service Creator Plus delayed its filming schedule for "Jane" after two COVID-19 cases were confirmed on set in New Mexico. In a statement obtained by Variety, Creator Plus said the cases were detected "while adhering to strict safety daily testing protocols." "As a result, we immediately implemented a six-day shutdown, which started yesterday (as a half day) from the initial case we received. All lead actors are continuing to test negative despite exposure. We're working closely with our SAG representatives, the CDC and the All Together New Mexico'COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers' while upholding SAG's Return to Work agreement," the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Machine-learning adoption in Australia hasn't been as fast as expected, experts say, with the coronavirus pandemic being one of the main reasons as it has both affected the data used for modelling but also put projects on hold across Australian enterprises. The intentions were high, as Gartner's 2021 CIO survey for Australia and New Zealand found that 9% of CIOs had already deployed artificial intelligence or machine learning, and 33% planned to within 12 months. Machine learning uses data and algorithms to attempt to imitate the way humans learn. Organisations build models that uses historical data to look for patterns, changes, or particular events. Gartner's applied analytics, data, and governance analyst, Ian Bertram, says that with COVID-19 all that data changes, and models created on existing data now perform poorly, so the push to operationalise and productionise machine learning needs to be reconsidered.
Artificial intelligence is poised to revolutionize the real estate industry and make the homebuying process much more transparent, AI-driven startup Localize believes. Headquartered in New York City, Localize was founded in Israel in 2012 and also has offices in Tel Aviv. The startup, which operates in Israel under the name Madlan, launched in the United States in 2019 and began working with real estate agents and brokerages earlier this year. It has developed an AI- and big data-based platform that enables both buyers and brokers to streamline house-hunting, a traditionally low-tech process. "Our goal is to reinvent homebuying," Localize President and Chief Operating Officer Omer Granot told The Media Line.