From the Editor's Desk Nasty humans teaching machines to do nasty stuff is the real reason why machines might become dangerous to humans. After all, they learn from us (training datasets). Trolls caused havoc with Microsoft's teen chat bot experiment a few days ago. The bot started spewing racist hatred and sexist comments when asked questions, putting Microsoft in an embarassing position. Are our algorithms good enough to detect and prevent the worst human behaviour from influencing our AI-powered friends? Update: Microsoft accidentally opened up Tay again and shut it down after it tweeted that it's smoking marijuana in front of the police! - Comment
Robin Uthappa-backed Bangalore-based food-tech startup iTiffin shuts down Bangalore-based online meal service provider iTiffin.in has stopped taking orders and advised employees to look for jobs, in yet another reminder of distress in the food-tech sector despite new ventures continuing to raise funds. Three people familiar with the development told Techcircle.in that
India to allow MVNOs Xiaomi Mi 5, the 2016 flagship killer from Chinese smartphone maker has been officially launched in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 24,999 for 3GB+32GB variant and will be available from Mi.com
Overseas jobs fraud: 10 travel agencies busted The drive, codenamed Operation Overseas, was conducted by the special branch of city police.Officials said that the operation was launched after checking the functioning of recruitment agencies for over a month.
Congress talks tough, but holds out hope over GST Bill, despite BJP 'threats' Congress today struck a positive note on the GST Bill saying its support to the Narendra Modi government in the passage of legislation would be issue based and on merits, notwithstanding BJP's "open threats" to topple party governments in the backdrop of Uttarakhand developments. Party's senior spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters that there cannot be any cooperation possible with the government as it has continued unabated its "politics of confrontation" with the opposition. "There is a world of difference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi's precept and practice. He talks of cooperative federalism, but does exactly the opposite. In such a situation, any sort of cooperation is not possible", Sharma said.
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