The perils and pitfalls of making AI speak like humans In June this year, a Google engineer made a bombshell claim: the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system he had been working on had become sentient – it had become aware of its own existence and begun expressing emotions and feelings. Google summarily dismissed his claims […]
Tag: machine learning
Building Intelligent Technology
Several IISc start-ups are exploiting technologies that involve machine learning and related areas for socially-relevant applications such as OCR, healthcare, energy management and compiler development At the office of the Worth Trust, an NGO in Chennai, a visually challenged person walks in with a Tamil book that they want to read. Although they have access […]
Tech That, COVID-19
IISc researchers and industry partners have developed software tools driven by AI that can complement the healthcare system in fighting COVID-19 The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease we know as COVID-19, has kept us occupied through the first half of 2020. It is the first pandemic in a hundred years, affecting nearly every […]
What is AI Good For?
In his 15 years at Google, Jay Yagnik has led many foundational research efforts in machine learning and perception, computer vision, cybersecurity, quantum AI, and more. He has contributed significantly to the success of some of Google’s most popular projects, like Google Photos, YouTube, Search, and Maps. An alumnus of IISc, Yagnik was back […]