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China’s big plan for AI domination is dazzling the world, but it has dangers built in. Here’s what India needs to watch out for.

China has been one of the early movers in the AI space, and evaluating its approach to AI development can help identify important lessons and pitfalls that Indian policy makers and entrepreneurs must keep in mind.

Takshashila Working Paper — China’s Quest For AI Leadership: Prospects and Challenges

By Manoj Kewalramani Download the paper in PDF Executive Summary In 2017, the Chinese government unveiled a plan to develop the country into the world’s primary innovation centre for artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. In doing so, it identified AI...

Breaking down China’s AI ambitions

The Social Credit System is about much more than surveillance and loyalty, as popularly understood. Nudging persons to adopt desirable behaviour and enhancing social control are part of the story. But there are larger drivers of this policy. It is...

Takshashila Hosts Ananth Narayanan

Takshashila hosted Mr. Ananth Narayanan, Chief Executive Officer of Myntra, for a discussion at their offices on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Ananth Narayanan spoke extensively about the role technology is playing in the business sector. He also outlined how India...

Nitin Pai Quoted in The Hindu

Nitin Pai was quoted in an article with The Hindu. In the early 90s and 2000s, political campaigning consisted largely of speeches and hard-copy manifestos. The Obama campaigning revealed the extent to which technology could play a role in political...

Nitin Pai Quoted in The Economic Times

Nitin Pai, was quoted in an article with The Economic Times in an article about digital security. In April this year, a government department uploaded details of direct funds transferred to more than 100,000 beneficiaries on the internet. While the...
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