November 10, 2022

Nilekani’s ONDC and Tech Sovereignty: Why India Inc Must Think Bigger and Smarter

December 9, 2021

How an Intelligent Local Tech-Ecosystem Can Overcome Developmental Constraints: A Grab Super App Case Study

In Brief:  India’s developmental goals and its global warming related developmental constraints can both be met through a citizen-centric tech ecosystem approach, along the lines of the hugely successful Grab super app. Despite being at the forefront of the technological […]
November 19, 2021

The Link Between Internet Use and Global Warming

On December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international treaty on climate change, was brought into effect, with 196 parties resolving to ensure that the increase in global temperature would be no greater than 1.5º C. As of August […]
October 18, 2021

How smartphones are killing the planet

The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade. Rising temperatures have led to a variety of adverse environmental effects such as the melting of the polar regions, […]
September 28, 2021

Satyagraha of Self Regulation: How “Wise-phones” and wise humans can offset years of cherry-picking of scientific discoveries and help avert a climate apocalypse

The right to unrestricted access to the Internet ought to coexist with the responsibility to self-regulate consumption of smartphone Internet activity. The fate of the planet lies in the hands of the consumer.  There is nothing “smart” about a phone whose […]
July 28, 2021

Analog AI 2: Towards POWER Sustainability and Sovereignty

Conventional AI/Machine Learning systems consume staggering amounts of power owing to their inefficient digital architectures. Sustainability of AI development and a sovereign presence on the AI engagement field will require a shift to intelligent analog solutions. The AI enterprise of […]
July 23, 2021

Analog AI 1: Towards DATA Sovereignty and Sustainability

Current machine learning and other AI systems rely on unsustainably large quantities of data owing to inefficient digital architectures. A shift towards upcoming intelligent analog solutions can help reduce external storage dependencies, ensuring a sustainable and sovereign AI industry.  The […]
May 27, 2021

The WhatsApp move to sue the Indian government is a red herring

WhatsApp’s move to challenge the constitutional validity of the government’s requirement that online messaging platforms trace chats in order to locate the ‘originator’ of messages heralds the impending struggle between states and AI corporations who stand to wield an unprecedented […]
May 20, 2021

Data Royalties – A Win-Win for Both AI Developers and Consumers

Consumers are essentially experimental subjects and must be compensated for their data according to the formal protocols of ethical experimental research.  Present day consumers of products and services have their behaviour recorded with ever increasing frequency and with increasing minuteness. […]