A fundamental error

Anniversaries can be reasons to celebrate the present or reminisce about our past. When we do the latter, it is a call to memory, often signifying an unfulfilled promise and a preference for nostalgia. August 24 will mark the first anniversary of the unanimous affirmation of the right to privacy by a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court.

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Can Taste Be Subject To Copyright?

Chefs and avid restaurant diners may want to follow an issue that has the legal community abuzz. A new and curious recent court ruling over cheese has broad ramifications for the food industry as we know it. The question at hand: is it possible to copyright taste?

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Despite Pledging Openness, Companies Rush to Patent AI Tech

At Google’s cloud computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company’s commitment to openness in artificial intelligence. “We create open platforms and share our technology because it helps new ideas get out faster,” Pichai said. Then he name-checked TensorFlow, the machine-learning software Google developed and uses internally.

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Veniam Creates Patent Portfolio To Connect Vehicles To The Cloud And Profitability

We’ve come to expect constant and ubiquitous connectivity from our mobile devices and get frustrated when we can’t get a signal to access the information and services we need. With millions of vehicles getting connected and eventually becoming autonomous, a lost connection will mean more than a personal inconvenience and could affect everything from traffic flow to passenger safety.

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Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar

Amid a controversy over the Central government’s decision to grant Institution of Eminence status to Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Rs 1,000-crore government grant is meant only for public sector institutes which have received the eminence tag.

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Data belonging to Indians must reside within the country, says Aruna Sundararajan

NEW DELHI: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the turbulent days for the industry were over and things should settle down completely by early 2019. Data belonging to Indians should reside within the country and its analysis should not happen overseas, Sundararajan told ET in an interview, even as she underscored the need for personal data of citizens to be in safe hands.

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