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Breakthrough technologies for 2019 – the Bill Gates list

by Sumeet Swarup In January, MIT Technology Review asked Bill Gates to pick breakthrough technologies for 2019 that he is watching. Here is what he picked: Robot dexterity – robots are teaching themselves to handle the physical world. Currently robots on assembly lines can repeatedly pick up, move, and place components in desired places – a fixed motion that can be pre-programmed. Sometime in the ...

Colours in the age of technology

by Sumeet Swarup Imagine having a bright red fridge sitting in your kitchen, or a bright orange television in your living room. There is a strong reason why most of our everyday gadgets around the house tend to have neutral colours such as black, white, silver and grey. Fridge, microwave, television, mobile, laptop, Alexa and Google Home – they are all telling us one thing – “don’t look at m...

A Connected Woman

by Sumeet Swarup In my home in Delhi, I live with four generations of women who are all technology users in their own way. My grandmother, who is 100 years old, uses her classic push button mobile phone, along with her favorite three channels on TV. My 70 year old mother uses her Android smart phone, communicates on whatsapp and drives her car with ease, but is not comfortable with the voice enabl...

Challenges of the University incubated technology startups in India

By Dr. Sunil Sherlekar and Sumeet Swarup We look upon deep technology startups coming out of Stanford or MIT and wonder why India can’t emulate that. It is true that India produces some very good and original academic research. In addition, in some of the top technical universities in India, professors and students are allowed to take ownership of their technology or patent and setup a startup aft...

Artificial Intelligence can now commit crimes

By Jibu Elias and Sumeet Swarup Crimes committed by Artificial Intelligence programs/bots/agents are no longer just the plot of an exciting movie. According to cutting edge research done by leading scientists John Seymour, Philip Tully and Luz Martinez-Miranda, AI crimes are not only possible, but could fast become a reality. At present, three major areas are identified as the potential breeding g...

The Social Network vs. The Street Network

by Sumeet Swarup The image of the successful Silicon Valley startup is this – a genius geek develops a brilliant tech product and rolls it out over cyberspace and takes over the world – facebook, google, Airbnb, Dropbox, linkedin, Twitter, Youtube – the list goes on. The image is epitomized by the movie “The Social Network” – Harvard dropout codes while sitting in his pyjamas and rolling out...

Green Jersey, Dutch Sandwich, Irish Double and Single Malt

by Sumeet Swarup No, this is not a Rugby game, or the menu of an evening dinner. These are slang names of techniques used to reduce taxes for corporates around the world. Each has its own intricacies, but to illustrate an Irish Double – a multinational corporate will setup a company in Ireland, assign it an Intellectual property (IP) for a product, and conduct sales across Europe. When this ...

Setting Rules for Artificial Intelligence

by Sumeet Swarup Policies and rules are usually planned for an area when the Government sees a current or future imbalance in an important sector, and it is felt that it is harming or going to harm certain stakeholders or unduly benefit certain others. The question of setting policies and rules for Artificial Intelligence has started coming up in formal and informal settings around the world. This...

The future of Computing Technology

by Sumeet Swarup At a recent discussion of the World Economic Forum Annual meeting, Mr. Antonio Neri, CEO for HP Enterprise predicted the end of Moore’s law due to the presence of Big Data. He said that the current digital computer has had the same structure for a long time – a microprocessor, a RAM, a storage, and electrons moving back and forth between these three components. He pointed out that...

Industrial Revolution 4.0

by Sumeet Swarup There is much talk these days about new terms such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and Globalization 4.0. Before we go into more details, a quick history lesson. The first Industrial Revolution took place in Europe and North America from approx. 1760 to mid-1800s, when rural societies started become industrial, and people migrated from the farms to the cities, an...