An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.
There is a new arms race taking shape, centered around three interconnected technologies: autonomous weapons, swarms, and cyberwarfare.
Given the pace of progress in AI development, the expanding scope for its application, and the growing intensity of the current research effort suggests that it may not be too soon to revisit and revise the Asimov commands on computing.
Despite success in getting the issue of corruption on the national agenda in India, Arvind Kejriwal failed to get a bill that could actually enforce anti-corruption measures through government.
There is a trade-off between going deep and going broad, but authors who are researchers need to push themselves to look for questions that stretch the boundaries of what is known.
India needs to think about what matters to it both economically and politically. It must be able to turn adversity into opportunity.
The 2017 budget offers a concerted effort to strengthen the structural underpinnings of the digital economy, in order to incentivize a bigger uptake of digital payments.
Budgets can never be made in isolation without thinking of their political benefits.
While the reforms to political finance announced as part of the India’s 2017 Budget are a step in the right direction, they will do little to change the reality of non-transparent political funding.
In the two and a half years since Narendra Modi took charge as the prime minister, it can be argued that his principal objective is to restructure India’s engagement with Pakistan in fundamental ways
As the universal basic income discussion evolves, it is imperative that policymakers deliberate upon the research on cash transfers, the administrative muscle required to disburse benefits across the land, and the contextual factors driving the revealed preferences of the poor.
Money and muscle coexist throughout India. This nexus thrives in a post-industrial society because of a failure in governance.
The road map to realizing China’s Maritime Silk Road project has serious underlying strategic implications for India.
A more inclusive innovation culture is critical for India’s future, considering the massive shifts in industry models and potential job losses along the way.
Despite public knowledge of the crimes he has committed, Anant Singh is a popular politician in India.
If General Raheel Sharif agrees to head the Islamic Military Alliance, it would have major domestic and foreign policy implications for Pakistan.
After retiring as Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif is taking over as director of a Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism. This will help re-establish goodwill between the countries.
The fact that a small military contingent from the United Arab Emirates will join the military march on Republic Day is a powerful reminder of India’s historic role as a security provider in the region and the opportunity today for reclaiming that role.
In his inauguration speech, Donald Trump described a new, protectionist America. India must prepare for a United States that does not plan to mess around with other people’s affairs.
Trump’s efforts to change America’s trajectory will have huge economic and political consequences for India. Prime Minister Modi must engage in intensive bargaining to close potential deals.