AI Models, such as ChatGPT, do not really have any level of human-like understanding but are great at mimicry and fooling people into believing they are intelligent by parroting the vast trove of text they … Read moreAI Models, a Pseudoscience-Based Myth?
Seven years back, I met Prof Thomas Kailath in Delhi, where he talked about how in the 90s, India was on par with, if not leading, countries like China in science and technology but was … Read moreWest Losing Dominance in Critical Technologies
ChatGPT—the AI-powered chatbot—has taken the tech world by storm. Launched as a prototype and made available for public testing on 30 November 2022, it has generated quite a buzz. In less than a week, it … Read moreThe Chatbot That is Dangerously Good
The media’s focus on the SARS-CoV-2 variant spreading in China may prove excessive. Far more concerning variants are spreading rapidly in the United States and Europe. The news of China opening up from Covid-19 … Read moreKnow Your Covid-19 Variants from Scariants
During the much-hyped visit of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to the US, the latter let it be known that, as part of its latest tranche of advanced weapons that Ukraine has been pleading for, the … Read moreUS Patriot System For Ukraine: More Political-Strategic Meat Than Military
The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s advance in achieving fusion energy using lasers has been splashed as a huge success worldwide. So what is the success all about? The joint press release of the United States Department … Read moreNuclear Bomb Connection in United States Fusion Breakthrough
Neither clean energy nor lower temperatures, the latest scientific breakthrough is about testing the condition of the nuclear stockpiles of the United States. The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s advance in achieving fusion energy using lasers has … Read moreNuclear Bomb Connection in United States Fusion Breakthrough
It did not bother us earlier that green energy has a storage problem. Coal or gas-fired plants hooked to a grid can be used to meet shortfalls due to variable supplies from renewables. The shortage … Read moreHypocrisy of Rich Countries: Ignoring the Storage Problem in Green Energy
The new avatar of the Indian Data Protection Bill 2022 is not simply a rebirth of its 2019 version. Its earlier objective was to provide a legal framework to the Supreme Court’s Puttaswamy judgement that … Read moreIs Revised Data Protection Bill a Charter of Surveillance Capitalism?
The mild applause that greeted the Egyptian Chair gaveling through the agreement reached at the end of COP27, after almost two full sleepless days of last-minute extensions, probably best captured the spirit at Sharm el-Sheikh. … Read moreCOP27: More Loss and Damage Ahead
The COP27 meet is underway at Sharm el-Sheikh. Although the Ukraine War and mid-term elections in the United States shifted our immediate focus away from the battle against global warming, it remains a central concern … Read moreReal Challenge at COP27 is Private Greed Versus Devastation of all
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has, as per usual practice, released its Emissions Gap Report (EGR) 2022 on the eve of the forthcoming COP27 meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. All countries had been required to submit … Read moreEmissions Gap Report 2022: Little Hope