India Lags Behind US In AI Research Spending, But Will The ₹7,000 Crore Boost Change Things?

US government agencies will get a $973.5 million budget in non-defence AI research spending for the fiscal year ending in September 2020. It is the first time the US federal government has granted agency-specific requests for expenditure on artificial intelligence.…

5 Latest Research Papers On ML You Must Read In 2019

Over the last few years, India has emerged as among the top countries in Asia to contribute a number of research work in the field of AI, machine learning and Natural Language Processing. In this article, we take a look…

50% Of Tech Patents Filed By Indian Firms In US Are Related To AI, IoT, Cloud & Security

NASSCOM and the chamber of commerce of IT-BPM industries released a report this month stating that in the 4 years — from 2015 to 2018 — Indian companies filed over 4,600 patents in the US, the majority of which (64.8%)…

Google Officially Opens First AI Centre In Africa; Ghana Base To Be Headed By Moustapha Cisse

Google last week announced the opening of their first ever artificial intelligence centre in Africa. Headed by Moustapha Cisse, the new centre is based in Accra, Ghana. The opening of the research centre was announced last year in June and…

IIT Delhi Ups Its AI Research Capability, Finds Low-cost AI-powered Disease Detection System

Researchers from IIT Delhi have developed an AI system that will help medical practitioners detect health conditions like malaria, TB, cervical cancer and intestinal parasites in milliseconds using a low-powered electronic hardware system. The new portable and low-cost device will…

Understanding AI: Google Brain Scientist Been Kim Is Developing An AI Translator

As human beings, we need a reason for each and everything that we do. But what can we do about that as we all are programmed to understand the mechanics behind everything that we possibly can? Explaining the phenomenon in…

Has AI Storytelling Become Myopic? Where Does Researchers’ Responsibility Lie

A researcher recently laid out a controversial proposal to add to a round of peer reviews for journals and conferences that would look at the societal consequences of any computer science research. In an interview published in Nature, Brent Hecht,…

Baidu Releases New AI Chip In Its Annual Event ‘Create 2018’

China’s largest internet search giant Baidu released a new AI chip called ‘Kunlun’ in its second annual developer conference Baidu Create 2018. This marks the company’s latest venture into AI on top of FPGAs, cameras and other related technologies. With…

Is There A Gap Between AI Research And AI Applications?

Is there a gap between artificial intelligence research and applied artificial intelligence? Is artificial intelligence research difficult to commercialise? ‘Strong AI research’, ‘weak AI industry’ or perhaps a ‘disconnect from the industry’ are terms frequently ascribed to the AI research community.…

Do AI Researchers Fully Understand How Algorithms Work?

Even though there has been a groundswell of research in AI and ML, there is a body of work being presented with missing code and data. According to AI researcher Reza Zadeh, adjunct professor at Stanford University and CEO at…

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