Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Revenge of the AI ?

Hindustan Times ( 30 Sept 2016 ) carries following news report :

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one AI platform

In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech

 companies -- Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft -- have joined

 hands to announce a historic partnership on AI and machine learning.

It means that these companies will discuss advancements and conduct research

 in AI and how to develop best products and services powered by machine

 learning, Tech Crunch reported on Thursday.

Initial financial help will come from these companies and as other stakeholders

 join the group, the finances are expected to increase.

“We want to involve people impacted by AI as well,” Mustafa Suleyman, co-

founder and head of applied AI at DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet (parent 

company of Google), was quoted as saying.

According to the report, the organisational structure has been designed to allow

 non-corporate groups to have equal leadership side-by-side with large tech


“The power of AI is in the enterprise sector. For society at-large to get the

 benefits of AI, we first have to trust it,” Francesca Rossi, AI ethics researcher at

 IBM Research, told Tech Crunch.

AI-powered bots will become the next interface, shaping our interactions with

 the applications and devices we rely on and Microsoft’s latest solutions are set

 to change the way HP interacts with its customers and partners, Microsoft’s

 Indian-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said recently.

At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in August, Nadella had said that AI-

powered chatbots will “fundamentally revolutionise how computing is 

experienced by everybody.”

By " burying " this news on page 17 , in 10 CC ( column centimeter ), it was

 as if the HT Editor was saying :

"  Ignore this - it is of little consequence ! "

Now , fast forward to year 2026

In HT's office , you won't find ,

*  Watchman / Receptionist / Reporters / Journalists / Composers / Graphic

 Designers / Editors / Operators etc

All will be replaced by AI Robots , embedded into Computers / Cameras /

 Printing Machines / Delivery Drones  !

And those AI Robots would select / print news such as this , in large , bold 

headlines on the Front Page !

I only hope , AI of 2026 remains devoid of human frailties of jealousy / anger 

/ revenge !


30  Sept  2016