All stories by Pranjal Sharma
In case of war, can India be cut off from internet?Rediff.com16 Apr 2022
With Western corporations, including Microsoft, AWS and Oracle, shutting down their operations in Russia, the rest of the world has become acutely aware of its dependence on a clutch of technology service providers.
5 Tech Trends To Watch Out ForRediff.com5 Jan 2022
Humans will work far more collaboratively with artificial intelligence for rapid and complex decision-making.
Global surveillane tech market to touch $146bn in 2025Rediff.com10 Aug 2021
High-level intelligence collection will no longer be the preserve of government agencies alone, says Pranjal Sharma.
Is algorithm-led personalised pricing in e-com harmful?Rediff.com11 Jul 2021
Some regulators are already unleashing their own algorithms to track and understand pricing software of e-commerce companies. While companies collude on pricing, governments are collaborating on curbing online malpractices. The legal liability of an algorithmic decision will be interpreted as legal liability of an entity of an individual. Anti-trust activities of algorithms will not go unchallenged in any economy.
Govt must deal strictly with addictive algorithmsRediff.com7 Jun 2021
India has to put in place legislation and rules which seek more clarity and transparency from technology companies. Domestic and global companies that use consumer behaviour data to enhance addictive behaviour must be scrutinised and controlled. Currently the intermediary guidelines focus mostly on content management and grievance redressal. However, the underlying software engines that influence online consumer behaviour need oversight, too.
How roads are turning smart with IoT, AI, telematicsRediff.com25 May 2021
Roads are becoming smarter even if the people driving on it are not. A set of smart technologies is making construction, maintenance, and traffic management much more efficient.
6 themes WEF 2020 hopes to addressRediff.com21 Jan 2020
The world wants to halt climate change, but do it without affecting economic growth and consumption. This fundamental contradiction is the key theme at Davos 2020.
The Talking RevolutionRediff.com15 Jun 2019
Though most of the voice-activated solutions are based in English, work is on to create solutions in Indian languages.
Modi 2 must improve India's tech competitivenessRediff.com10 Jun 2019
In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, mere tinkering with existing government procedures will not enhance India's economic competitiveness, says Pranjal Sharma.
Looking for investment advice? Try out algorithm-based counsellingRediff.com4 Apr 2019
Physical advisors have been receiving tough competition from algorithm-based investment counselling and robo-advisories.
Indian Army gets a logistical edgeRediff.com21 Mar 2019
The Indian Army has an inventory of over 500,000 items. At any time, the army has to be ready to rapidly deploy resources to various locations at short notice. Improved efficiency can occur with automation- and technology-based processes.
As govt gives WEF a miss, corporate honchos will represent IndiaRediff.com22 Jan 2019
The WEF meeting is crucial because of its theme encompassing globalisation at the time of rising nationalism and trade war, and the fourth industrial revolution due to rapid strides being made in robotics and artificial intelligence.
Security scare: 50,000 illegal drones in India!Rediff.com8 Jan 2019
The recent drone scare at London's Gatwick airport has exposed the lack of preparedness against drones, says Pranjal Sharma.
How tech enabled the Thai cave rescueRediff.com19 Jul 2018
Drones, high capacity auto prime pumps, autonomous vehicles, robots, all played a role in the seemingly impossible rescue, reports Pranjal Sharma.
Does India need a Ministry of AI?Rediff.com21 Jun 2018
Without our realisation, basic AI is already managing our personal and work lives through emails, work processes and even entertainment