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The AI “black box” conundrum
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jun 11, 2024

The AI “black box” conundrum

It is difficult and highly impractical for any AI regulation to be effective if the technology in question is hidden behind black boxes, be it training data or the algorithm itself. ...

AI and credit scoring: The algorithmic advantage and precaution
Digital Inclusion | Artificial Intelligence May 31, 2024

AI and credit scoring: The algorithmic advantage and precaution

The responsible use of AI-based credit scoring requires ongoing efforts from both industry and regulatory bodies. Despite its promise, its implementation comes with notable caveats. ...

The first international AI treaty: Progress with caveats
International Affairs | Artificial Intelligence May 22, 2024

The first international AI treaty: Progress with caveats

The Council of Europe adopted the first international legally binding treaty on AI. However, the regulatory approach and normative ambiguities leave key questions on responsibilities and liabilities unanswered. ...

Towards linguistically diverse information societies
Internet Governance | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence May 17, 2024

Towards linguistically diverse information societies

English dominates the Internet. But as the next billion swarm online from the developing world, access to relevant content in a language one comprehends will be crucial. ...

Understanding digital twin technology
Cyber and Technology | Digital Inclusion May 17, 2024

Understanding digital twin technology

As digital twin technology continues to evolve, its impact is visible across industries, but without clear regulations, the path to encouraging this growth in a balanced way remains uncertain ...

Data divide: The new face of digital inequality
Privacy & Data Protection | Digital Inclusion May 17, 2024

Data divide: The new face of digital inequality

The data divide can drastically impact the progress of the 2030 Agenda, thus bridging this divide is imperative to ensure that no one is left behind ...

Optimising digital innovation ecosystems for development
Cyber and Technology | Digital Inclusion | Artificial Intelligence May 17, 2024

Optimising digital innovation ecosystems for development

Digital innovation ecosystems are crucial for global development, but balanced growth requires adaptive capacity to optimise their performance ...

Exploring the nexus: Cryptocurrency, Zakat, and terror funding
Economics and Finance | Terrorism | Cyber and Technology May 08, 2024

Exploring the nexus: Cryptocurrency, Zakat, and terror funding

Cryptocurrencies have transformed financial transactions and donations, yet the anonymity they offer has been exploited by terrorist organisations ...

When AI crosses the line: The impending threat of Autonomous Weapons Systems
Defence and Security | Cyber and Technology May 06, 2024

When AI crosses the line: The impending threat of Autonomous Weapons Systems

AI has sparked heavy investment in military R&D, notably in Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS), prompting urgent global debate on the accompanying ethical concerns. ...

Cyber insurance: A poignant aid for MSMEs
Indian Economy | Cyber and Technology Apr 19, 2024

Cyber insurance: A poignant aid for MSMEs

The increased reliance on digital platforms have heightened the risk of cybercrime in the MSME sector. Cyber insurance can serve as a support system for MSMEs to mitigate this risk. ...

From reactive to proactive: Japan’s advances in cybersecurity and cyber defence strategies
International Affairs | Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Mar 27, 2024

From reactive to proactive: Japan’s advances in cybersecurity and cyber defence strategies

Japan's efforts to elevate its cybersecurity are transforming its defence capabilities across land, sea, air, and outer space, marking a shift in its national and regional security strategy ...

Flex, flux and the foreigner: AI and election interference
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Mar 19, 2024

Flex, flux and the foreigner: AI and election interference

The democratic world must defend against the designs of adversarial regimes intent on manipulating electoral outcomes by exploiting generative AI's vast capabilities ...

AI and data: A tale of necessity and constraint
Privacy & Data Protection | Artificial Intelligence Mar 16, 2024

AI and data: A tale of necessity and constraint

A comprehensive and conscientious approach to ensure the ethical and considerate mainstream integration of AI technologies is imperative ...

Artificial intelligence and personhood: Interplay of agency and liability
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Mar 04, 2024

Artificial intelligence and personhood: Interplay of agency and liability

Questions around legal personhood for AI systems loom large given the potentially adverse consequences and the need to determine liabilities and remedial measures ...

Artificial imagination: Balancing innovation and rights in the era of generative AI
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Mar 04, 2024

Artificial imagination: Balancing innovation and rights in the era of generative AI

Generative AI's impact on creative industries is unfolding through economic shifts and legal challenges, affecting job markets and redefining artistic originality ...

Why quantum technology may hold the key to alternative energy
Energy | Cyber and Technology Mar 02, 2024

Why quantum technology may hold the key to alternative energy

Quantum technology could be a viable source of energy creation and quantum batteries could offer a reliable replacement for lithium-ion batteries in the future ...

Whose AI is it anyway? Moving global debates from “mine” to “ours”
Artificial Intelligence Feb 23, 2024

Whose AI is it anyway? Moving global debates from “mine” to “ours”

An inductive approach to AI development can improve the data foundation for discussions and mobilise a wider coalition advocating for its integration into policy decisions ...

The paradox of innovation and trust in Artificial Intelligence
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Feb 22, 2024

The paradox of innovation and trust in Artificial Intelligence

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) under increasing regulatory scrutiny, there is a concerted effort to dissect the dualistic nature of this technology ...

Silent battles, audible woes: The human cost of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Feb 21, 2024

Silent battles, audible woes: The human cost of cyberattacks against critical infrastructure

Ensuring the safety of the most vulnerable is the most pressing concern on our path towards a more secure cyberspace ...

Pioneering progress: Exploring the frontiers of AI-driven growth
Artificial Intelligence Feb 08, 2024

Pioneering progress: Exploring the frontiers of AI-driven growth

AI is undeniably causing disruptions across the board. However, a shift in narrative is required to view AI as a constructive force, focusing on its potential to bring about positive changes. ...

Navigating the AI Frontier: Tackling anthropomorphisation in generative AI systems
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Navigating the AI Frontier: Tackling anthropomorphisation in generative AI systems

Although anthropomorphisation in AI can improve user interaction and trust in systems, it can lead to unrealistic expectations, ethical dilemmas, and even legal challenges ...

AI risks for international peace and security
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

AI risks for international peace and security

AI already presents major risks for international peace and security. We must address the dangers of misuse. ...

The Manhattan Project for AI is a bad idea
Privacy & Data Protection | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

The Manhattan Project for AI is a bad idea

The “Manhattan Project for AI” oversimplifies the challenges associated with its governance. The dynamic nature of AI requires a fresh perspective, one that embraces collaboration and inclusivity. ...

Decoding AI in emerging economies
Developing and Emerging Economies | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Decoding AI in emerging economies

AI in emerging markets has seen significant growth. Instead of steering its growth in the Global South, the Global North should forge closer partnerships with these countries ...

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?

As generative AI becomes commercially accessible, it is being used to exacerbate loneliness as well as replace human care and relationships with artificially created synthetic relations ...

Deciphering AI-powered content moderation: Approaches, constraints, and future horizons
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Deciphering AI-powered content moderation: Approaches, constraints, and future horizons

Content moderation practises increasingly rely on AI-powered automated moderation tools. There are a few exaggerated fears about the inefficacy of AI-powered content moderation that need to be tackled ...

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Pankaj Fanase

Pankaj Fanase

Pankaj Fanase is a Doctoral scholar, CIPOD, at Jawaharlal Nehru University ...

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Pankaj Fanase

Pankaj Fanase is a Doctoral scholar, CIPOD, at Jawaharlal Nehru University ...

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