C.P. Gurnani (for Info only, not official)

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C.P. Gurnani

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    ...While AI is making huge inroads into our day-to-day life, was this something expected to happen so soon? Probably not. Nevertheless, the success of Sophia as well as other humanoids in activities ranging from shop floor management to complex jobs—sometimes doing tasks better than humans—is a testimony to the disruptions happening with technological advancements. Meanwhile, even though the popular perception is that AI is only going to be a job killer, reports also say that 2020 onwards, AI will start adding more jobs than it would take away. According a report by research firm Gartner, Inc., AI will create 2.3 million new jobs while eliminating only 1.8 million jobs in 2020. ...

    Live Mint on Nov. 24, 2017, 1:16 a.m.

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    ...Curiously, rapid developments happening in fields previously thought to be disjointed are now amplifying each other. We are seeing this in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, genetics and biotechnology. On a different tangent altogether, smart systems are able to address a diverse set of issues ranging from climate to supply chains. What must be underscored here is a sense of urgency. Perhaps less than five years is what we have to enable this transition. A WEF (World Economic Forum) report which was released last year referred to an alarming piece of statistic—65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in jobs that don’t yet exist. “Alarming” if we don’t prepare now, but it can be hugely rewarding if we do, as it provides an opportunity for humans to acquire better skills. This isn’t a robotic apocalypse as some quarters would have us believe. ...

    Live Mint on Feb. 15, 2017, 1:13 a.m.