Technology Stop and Snap the Roses with Oppo Reno
In Oppo's new Reno series you can see art in their cutting edge technology but can you see technology in the art? Tell us where the phone features are hidden in this artistic impression of their logo unit. #GetReadyForReno #OPPORenoAdd to list
Technology Netflix and Chill for Life: What Happens When AI Takes Over Our Jobs?
The case for automation at work has been made many times by very smart, scientific people. But in a world where robots run shit and humans have unlimited free time, will every day be like the weekend — a snoozefest where we do nothing at all?Add to list
Technology Friendship Cancel with Humans. AI Bots Are My New Best Friends
In the web series A.I.SHA, the programmer Sam develops a self-learning AI for the purpose of being a virtual assistant and companion – a scenario not far from reality. Most of us spend more time interacting with electronics than with people. New-age chatbots double up as friends and therapists.Add to list
Technology From the Jetsons to Black Mirror: When Did the Future Go from Utopia to Dystopia?
In the last two decades, our approach to technology in pop culture has swung from the unremarkable Jetsons to dystopian web series like Black Mirror or A.I.SHA. What changed? At some point, we had to deal with the very immediate prospect of robots taking our jobs, and inevitably, the world.Add to list
Technology Will an AI Like A.I.SHA Be Our Reality Soon?
AI mines data from everywhere — including the casual sexist text messages we send, dissing Pakistanis on WhatsApp, and our porn searches. Self-learning robots can build on these same learned biases. And A.I.SHA, who displays the worst traits of humanity, is no different.Add to list
Technology Sharmaji Ke Beton, Artificial Intelligence is Coming for You
When the rise of the machines becomes a reality, AIs like A.I.SHA will be coming for every Sharmaji ka beta – the doctor, engineer, IT professional. And the creative, who was always told that he would never amount to anything in life, will have the last laugh.Add to list
Technology Buzzfeed & HuffPost Layoffs: Should We Prepare to Mourn the Death of Digital Media?
The layoffs at Buzzfeed and HuffPost – both established leaders in digital publishing – imply that the field is not in the health most people thought it enjoyed. What options are left for news companies looking to survive? Digital journalism might have been hit hard, but it is not dead – yet.Add to list
Technology “Sir, Jio Nahi Chal Raha”: How Worried Should We Be About India’s Telecom Sector?
We no longer change the topic when someone asks us for our Wi-Fi password. We are even closer to acquiring that elusive 5th G. But the truth is that behind all the rosy consumerism, there is a dark financial tale playing out with the promise of a sinister ending.Add to list
Technology “Siri, Am I in a Manipulative Relationship with Apple?” Why We’re Enjoying the Decline in iPhone Sales
Like a high-school crush, we’ve allowed Apple to set its terms, offering us very little in the bargain. So when the company announced expected decline in sales, we rejoiced. Maybe now they can start asking questions like, “Why did we laugh at that customer when he asked for a discount?”Add to list
Technology What WhatsApp Gets Wrong About Its Fake News Campaign
In the last two years, more than 30 deaths have been linked to fake WhatsApp forwards in India. After the government warned WhatsApp to "take accountability" for the unchecked spread of fake news, it set off to make amends. But are they enough?Add to list