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The New Mantra for the New Day!

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The takeaway is that while industry is imperative, you will thrive only if you are adept at unlearning, hustling and aggressively finding solutions in a world where AI is taking over even before you are aware of it. S undays for me are laidback and without any alarms or reminders. I had just completed my yoga, mostly breathing exercises minus the rigour that a flushed Kareena Kapoor inspires through hers, that I received a YouTube video in my really-close-friends' WhatsApp group. The one who sent it, mentioned that it had pertinent information for parents and being on a roller-coaster ride with my teenager, I intended to at least skip-and-watch through it sometime. With the post-breakfast coffee in my hand, I started listening to it. Before long, I got so hooked to the ideas discussed and directions doled out that I was totally convinced of sharing it with others. To sum it up in a single word, it is all about "Newness," which the dictionary defines as the

Nurturing beyond AI

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Teachers and parents have their work cut out to shape our kids for an AI world. C hildren are the future. Shaping them, along with their parents, are their teachers. But when Sophia, the world’s first humanoid, grabbed headlines three years back, it threw a challenge to the teachers of today. Among the various areas where Sophia could be of use, forecast by creator Hanson Tech, education was one. Artificial intelligence (AI), of which Sophia is one of the finest examples, is permeating every sphere in our lives. Its expanding reach is shrinking the scope for human employment, through automation. Teachers could soon find themselves replaced by AI. IBM’s AI tech, Watson, is famed for being able to beat human intelligence. AI’s appeal lies in being super-fast with 100 per cent accuracy, an enormous memory and malfunctioning that is logically deducible, unlike a capricious human temper. People will have to come up with new ways to add value to their profession to stay on th