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Why we may be exactly wrong about technology and inequality

It’s easy for this kind of apprehension to lead to a sort of neo-Luddism in which technology is viewed as the enemy. The new technology could actually help reduce inequality.
Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google Inc | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologises for handling of departure of AI researcher

AI expert Timnit Gebru said she was fired after a dispute over an academic paper she co-authored calling out ethical issues related to technology.
A simple chain of amino acids folds into a complex three-dimensional structure.

AI has almost solved one of biology’s greatest challenges — how protein unfolds

By better predicting how proteins take their structure, scientists can develop drugs more quickly.
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Scientists make sound of ‘perfectly flowing fluid’ and it could help study neutron stars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Representational Image | Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg

Can’t tell your boss you’re burnt out? AI can help

A study found that 70% of people have had more stress and anxiety at work this year than any other previous year.
Employees at a mobile phone plant in Sriperumbudur | Photo: Karen Dias | Bloomberg

Just under half of India’s labour force digitally skilled, WEF’s Future of Jobs report says

World Economic Forum’s 'Future of Jobs' report also found that automation of work will displace 85 million jobs globally in the next five years.
Google headquarters in California | Wikimedia Commons

Google launches new ‘hum to search’ feature to help you identify that song stuck in your head

Users can tap the mic icon on the Google app and ask, “What's this song?” and hum it for the software to suggest potential song matches. This is also available on Google Assistant.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bengaluru start-up makes AI news bulletin, but promises media jobs are safe. For now

Rephrase.ai, founded in 2018, provided a preview to their product last month, when they made a video to announce receiving $1.5 million in investment.

This is how AI will change how radiologists work

From ‘Terminator’ to ‘Black Mirror’, we’re inundated with the idea that machines are slowly replacing humankind. This could not be further from the truth.
PM Modi speaking at the Raise 2020 conference | Twitter/@narendramodi

Want India to become global hub for AI, says PM Modi at Raise 2020

PM Modi said AI has a big role to play in sectors like agriculture, creating next generation urban infrastructure and making disaster management systems stronger.

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