Flashy headlines often hijack meaningful and important conversations on this topic, even when the articles are solid — as was the case here

An image the gender shades project (source: https://youtu.be/TWWsW1w-BVo)

Originally published on May 08, 2018, best read on Skynet Today

A great example of how misleading and click-baity article titles can cause hype and often diminish well-researched articles.

What Happened


There is a reason I don’t upload too many shots of my photography online. I simply don’t think they are good enough.

When I’m shooting a photo, I see it, frame it and have a mind’s eye view of how it should look. I know how it should look. I know the feeling of getting it right. Have you ever wondered what people mean when they say they got a shot right? It means the photo looks how they envisioned it to be when they shot it. It’s not always the case where it turns out right. …


This is a series of blog posts from assignments for a class I’m taking — “Leading Trends in Information Technology”. The content has been slightly modified for a blog post.

Amy Tong, in her talk, mentioned that in an effort to utilize technology to better serve Californians, the government of California is joining the Open Data movement with more than 200+ Open Data. I had heard of Open Source and understood it well. However, even though I had heard of Open Data, I did not understand the subtleties and complexities that accompany Open Data.

Unlocking Data? Source

What is Open Data?


This is a series of blog posts from assignments for a class I’m taking — “Leading Trends in Information Technology”. The content has been slightly modified for a blog post.

Bob O’Donnell, in his “Post Device Era” talk, mentioned that along with the automotive industry and voice controlled UI, Bots is an exciting field, ripe with opportunities. Back when I was a kid, I had heard of Bots only as crawlers, auction bots, to execute DDoS attacks, etc. Recently, Bots have made a comeback through chatbots. I wanted to further explore the field of Bots.

What are they? Source: Github

What are Bots?


This is a series of blog posts from assignments for a class I’m taking — “Leading Trends in Information Technology”. The content has been slightly modified for a blog post.

Dr. Simon Chan, in his talk “A Strategic Overview on AI”, spoke about “What is AI actually?”. He looked at it from two angles — Simulation and Augmentation. While I have read about and even studied AI, IA was new and intriguing . I became quite curious to delve into Intelligence Augmentation, and try and understand the subtle differences from Artificial Intelligence.

What is Intelligence Augmentation?

The term “Intelligence Augmentation” is frequently used synonymously…


This is a series of blog posts from assignments for a class I’m taking - “Leading Trends in Information Technology”. The content has been slightly modified for a blog post.

What is Blockchain?

One of the most succinct definitions that I have seen for Blockchain is : “Blockchain is the internet of value”. In essence, Blockchain is an open, peer-to-peer, decentralized, distributed digital ledger of every transaction involving value.

It uses cryptography to allow modifications to the ledger in a secure way, without the need for a central approving authority. There is a “consensus mechanism” that is in place, by which nodes agree…

Viraat Aryabumi Reddy

Artificial Intelligence, Tech, Design, Photography and Golf. viraataryabumi.info

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