Articles in the Mycoordinates Category

Feb 2024 | No Comment

 

In a landmark agreement,
European Union officials have reached a provisional deal on
The world’s first comprehensive laws
To regulate the use of artificial intelligence.
The proposed law contemplates,
To prohibit cognitive behavioural manipulation of people,
Classifying people based on behaviour, socioeconomic status or personal characteristics,
Biometric identification and categorisation of people, …

Jan 2024 | No Comment

 

The projected achievement of COP28, Dubai
Need to transition away from fossil fuels in energy system,
In a just, orderly and equitable manner,
Neither has any binding nor the timeline to adhere to.
Tripling the global target of the capacity of renewable energy,
Doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030
Are the …

Dec 2023 | No Comment

 
As the world rages with debate,
About who is right,
And whose rights are endangered,
There unfolds a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’…
The death toll is mounting…
Where even babies have become most unfortunate victims,
Who are symbols of hope and happiness,
Who don’t and can’t take sides.
Humanity is paramount…
It must prevail!

Bal Krishna, Editor
bal@mycoordinates.org

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Nov 2023 | No Comment

 

Prof M S Swaminathan,
A plant geneticist, agronomist, agricultural scientist,
An advocate of sustainable agriculture,
A proponent of the use of technology in general, and geospatial in particular,
With a caution “not to worship technology, but the outcome one desires”,
And a key architect of India’s ‘green revolution’
Who also warned against ‘greed revolution’ A
nd …

Oct 2023 | No Comment

 

The disasters that recently hit Morocco and Libya
Are different in nature,
But they remain same in terms of deaths and devastations.
The victims, as generally happens in such situations,
Were largely left to fend for themselves
The trauma of the affected,
Though, will take a long time to heal,
The world is quick …

Sep 2023 | No Comment

 
The GPS-aided GEO augmented navigation (GAGAN) –
The Indian satellite based augmentation system (SBAS),
Has widely been used in aviation since its inception.
However, the applications in non-aviation segments
Such as railways, surveys, marine, disaster management, LBS, research …
Have been not only been encouraged but also publicised time to time
Like Real Time Train Information System, Gagan Message Service (GAMES) …

Aug 2023 | No Comment

 

It feels like being inside an oven,
With erratic temperature setting,
Being roasted – slowly and slowly.
The frequent heat waves engulfing the globe,
From Algeria, China, Morocco to Portugal, Spain, Thailand, the USA…
Will have inevitable multi-dimensional cascading effects
On health, livelihood, agriculture, economy, …
Where poor and vulnerable facing the major …

Jul 2023 | No Comment

 

The European Union takes the lead
In bringing out ‘The AI Act’ – the first ever law anywhere to regulate Artificial Intelligence.
The proposed Act prohibits the use of the AI,
Where the risks of using it is unacceptable
such as real-time facial identification system etc.
As the policy makers all across the globe …

Jun 2023 | No Comment

 

The concerns regarding Generative AI keeps widening –
From cheating on home assignments in education sector
To further proliferation of fake news, copyright issues, employment concerns and so on.
Open AI CEO Sam Altman in his representation before the US Congress
Reportedly emphasized on the importance of government intervention
In reducing the implications …

Apr 2023 | No Comment

 

Several tech doyens have called for a six-month pause on AI chatbot research.
The UNESCO has urged the governments around the world to implement an ethical framework for AI systems.
Italy temporarily bans ChatGPT over privacy concerns.
Few other countries are regulating, legislating or may even follow Italy’s path.
An Australian mayor threatens to …