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Generative AI and Copyright Laws: Bridging the Divide

One of the concerns is that Generative AI’s output in response to user prompts often draws from copyrighted works, eliciting a question nowadays: Can the content created by Generative AI qualify for copyright protection itself? Here, we strive to extend our insights into the question.

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Are We Ok With “Overviews” For Our Information Needs?

Google’s recent announcement about “AI Overviews” has created divisive reception. On one hand, it’s helping us by giving a shortcut to an answer and saving us effort to sift through a bunch of results. On the other hand, this shortcut robs us of our agency and ability to verify, question, and learn. Is this the…

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D(igital)éjà Vu: AI, Mnemohistory, and the Future of Memory

Mnemohistory, a term coined by German Egyptologist Jan Assmann, refers to the study of how societies remember and construct their historical narratives. Unlike traditional historiography, which focuses on the objective recording and analysis of past events, mnemohistory emphasises the subjective processes through which memories are formed, preserved, and transmitted across generations. It explores the ways…

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Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Information Retrieval Systems

The study aims to comprehensively explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on information retrieval systems, analysing the evolution, challenges, and future directions. It explores the role of AI in enhancing search relevance, user experience, and ethical considerations in information retrieval contexts. The findings highlight AI’s transformative capabilities in enhancing relevance, personalisation, and semantic understanding…

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The Explainability Imperative

If artificial intelligence is so smart, why can’t it explain itself? This somewhat flippant question has preoccupied AI developers and researchers from the earliest days. Over 50 years later, the question is still relevant and increasingly urgent. When generative AI can hallucinate with impunity, there is a problem. Explainability is part of the answer.

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Killer Robot Obsession as a Self-reflection

Killer robots. Dystopian AI. Machine uprisings. Why are we utterly fascinated with the idea of our gadgets turning against us? Here I unravel our obsession with the rise of the machines and show that a big part of the appeal is really the projection of our own fears and dilemmas.

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AI and India’s IT Odyssey—From Humble Beginnings to Global Dominance: A Fireside Chat with NR Narayana Murthy

Given AI’s dominance and growth potential, there is naturally enormous interest in decoding how AI will impact and shape India’s growth trajectory. To understand the landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Information Technology (IT) industry in India, few voices resonate as profoundly as that of NR Narayana Murthy, the legendary co-founder of Infosys and…

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Teaching Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in China: Strategies and Challenges

Individuals with intellectual disabilities require long-term education in specialized schools or institutions due to their unique learning needs and behavioral habits. Teachers with specialized training are essential in their education process. Based on volunteer experience at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, we summarize common teaching strategies employed by teachers and challenges encountered…

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What Does It Mean To Be Intelligent?

In the last two decades, AI has advanced leaps and bounds to the point where we are seriously having conversations about ‘it’ being ‘intelligent’ as humans or even surpassing humans. But before we get too wrapped up in that excitement or fear, it’s important that we look inwards and ask — what makes us intelligent,…

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Gemini is multimodal

Gemini is a new and powerful artificial intelligence model from Google that can understand not only text, but also images, videos and sounds. As a multimodal model, Gemini is capable of performing complex tasks in mathematics, physics, and other fields, as well as understanding and generating high-quality code in various programming languages.

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