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Dystopia vs development: The Kashmir paradox
by Asmita Bakshi published Oct 20, 2019 — filed under: ,
On 26 July, Azmat Ali Mir, 26, landed in her hometown, Srinagar. A day later, uncertainty and panic gripped the Kashmir valley—the Amarnath yatris (pilgrims) and other tourists were being evacuated, there was heavy military deployment and news reports claimed that there could be a threat to the border.
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Will FASTag raise privacy concerns?
by Shreya Nandi and Prathma Sharma published Oct 18, 2019 — filed under: ,
FASTag, an electronic device that enables direct, cashless toll payment, has been touted as the Aadhaar for vehicles as it would help the government track movement of automobiles. But the move can also stoke fresh concerns on privacy.
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Blog Entry The Mother and Child Tracking System - understanding data trail in the Indian healthcare systems
by Ambika Tandon published Oct 18, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 05:18 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Reproductive health programmes in India have been digitising extensive data about pregnant women for over a decade, as part of multiple health information systems. These can be seen as precursors to current conceptions of big data systems within health informatics. In this article, published by Privacy International, Ambika Tandon presents some findings from a recently concluded case study of the MCTS as an example of public data-driven initiatives in reproductive health in India.
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Participation in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 meetings
by Admin published Oct 18, 2019 last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:31 AM — filed under: ,
From October 14 - 18, 2019, Gurshabad Grover, participated in the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 held in Paris, the committee that develops international standards for IT Security techniques.
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India's HIV-positive trans people find 'new strength' in technology
by Annie Banerji published Oct 17, 2019 last modified Oct 18, 2019 03:28 PM — filed under:
Shoved, cursed and ridiculed, Nisha's hospital visits were always stressful as a transgender woman and got worse after she was diagnosed as HIV-positive.
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Panelist at launch of Google-UNESCAP AI Report
by Admin published Oct 16, 2019 last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:48 AM — filed under: ,
Arindrajit Basu was a speaker at the panel launching the Google-UNESCAP AI Report at the GovInsider Forum held at the United Nations Convention Centre in Bangkok on October 16, 2019.
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Blog Entry Farming the Future: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the agricultural sector in India
by Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Siddharth Sonkar and Pranav M B published Oct 16, 2019 — filed under: ,
This case study was published as a chapter in the joint UNESCAP-Google publication titled Artificial Intelligence in Public Service Delivery. The chapter in its final form would not have been possible without the efforts and very useful interventions by our colleagues at Digital Asia Hub,Google, and UNESCAP.
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AI Opera- AI as a total work of art
by Admin published Oct 14, 2019 — filed under: ,
On October 11, 2019, Shweta Mohandas and Mira were invited as panelists for the 'AI Opera- AI as a total work of art' event organized by Goethe as part of the India Week Hamburg 2019 held in Bangalore. CIS was an event partner.
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Blog Entry We need a better AI vision
by Arindrajit Basu published Oct 14, 2019 — filed under: ,
Artificial intelligence conjures up a wondrous world of autonomous processes but dystopia is inevitable unless rights and privacy are protected.
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Why conviction rate for cyber crime cases in Karnataka is abysmally low
by Theja Ram published Oct 13, 2019 last modified Oct 13, 2019 06:07 AM — filed under:
Police say a third of the cases involving economic offences in Karnataka are related to job scams, a third related to OTP and UPI fraud, and the remaining are lottery related scams.
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