Technology

Exploring the positive and negative impacts of technology on Indian society

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How Can We Hold the State Accountable for its Technology Adoption? With Srinivas Kodali

How can a nation’s citizenry, civil society and research bodies come together to hold the State accountable in order to ensure that these technologies are being adopted in a fair, robust and transparent manner without being misused? Srinivas Kodali—an independent researcher—tells us his thoughts.

The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionise Indian Agriculture

Each one of us is increasingly surrounded by applications that make use of artificial intelligence (AI)—whether that’s predictive typing on phones and laptops or...
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Technically Speaking, Why Does Technology Adoption Need to Be Made More Transparent?

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN Technology systems, when adopted by the state, come with a host of concerns, that range from individual data...
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Technically Speaking, What Are Some Issues with Rapid Technology Adoption by the State?

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN Over the past decade, the Indian state has adopted several diverse forms of technology for a number of...
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Technically Speaking, How Widely is Facial Recognition Being Used?

Hosted by Swagam Dasgupta  Edited by Malavika VN Facial Recognition has been one of the most controversial technologies to be used across the world over the...

To What Extent Does India’s Surveillance Regime Affect Citizen’s Privacy?

Attacks like 9/11 and 26/11 shock the conscience of our societies and states—it is in the background of such attacks, that governments tend to...

Doxxing in India: Prevention As We Search For A Cure

Imagine this scenario: a prominent influencer shares a horrific story on Instagram, of a couple who had tortured their pet dog, injuring it gravely...

Four Predictions for India’s National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Harvard’s ‘National Cyber Power Index 2020’ assesses the capabilities and intent of 30 countries expressing ambitions to acquire and project ‘cyber power’. India was...

A New Digital Reality

Growing up, one of my favourite movies was Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Besides Arnold’s catchy one-liners, something that really caught my attention was ‘terminator...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...