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Paradigm Shift

Microsoft India

Today, humans all over the world are armed with the brilliance of not only their own intelligence but that of machines as well. The question that is staring us in the face, however, is this: Imagine all that is possible when human talent meets technological prowess? In this season of Paradigm Shift, you’ll hear eight fascinating stories that will tell you about the kind of metamorphosis that is possible at the intersection of human and artificial intelligence. The good that such game-changing technologies can inflict on our lives, our country and our society at large.

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Introducing Paradigm Shift
Episode 03 - Pitches and PawnsEpisode 02 - (Not so) Lost in Translation
Imagine a construction worker from Odisha going to Bangalore to find work. Or a citizen from interior Nagaland trying to interact with the state government. Language is a barrier to both these people and it can make livelihoods rather challenging. But current research in AI – from deep neural networks to massive multi-lingual models – are already trying to solve this problem.  Credits:  Narration: Harsha Bhogle Executive Producer: Gaurav Vaz Producer: Archana Nathan Research, Interviews and Scripts: Vinay Aravind Narrative overview: Charu Sharma and Shriram Parthasarathy Title track, sound design and background score: Nikhil Rao and Abhijit Nath.  All clips and voices used in this podcast are owned by the original creators We thank wholeheartedly all our guests who appeared on this episode  Dr. Shobha Satyanath, a professor of linguistics at Delhi University Kalika Bali, Principal Researcher, Microsoft India Dr. Monojit Chowdhury, Principal Data and Applied Scientist with Turing Dr. Vivek Seshadri, a researcher at Microsoft India.  Links to clips used in the episode and citations:  The Language Barrier Plaguing India's Stock Market | Mint (livemint.com) Jawaharlal Nehru’s Tryst with Destiny speech780 Indian languages surveyed and documented by PLSI, next aim to document 6000 world languages | India News The Indian Express List of the 122 census recognised languages of India, including Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Languages Prof. G.N. Devy: 'All our languages are losing linguistic prowess' - Frontline (thehindu.com) Deep Learning Neural Networks Explained in Plain English (freecodecamp.org) Artificial Intelligence wrote this entire video. Are you scared yet, human? Project Karya - Microsoft Research ELLORA: Enabling Low Resource Languages - Microsoft Research Microsoft Turing Universal Language Representation model, T-ULRv5, tops XTREME leaderboard and trains 100x faster - Microsoft Research CGNet Swara’s websiteCognitive Services—APIs for AI Solutions | Microsoft Azure
1w ago
34 mins
Episode 01 - After the storm
Weather forecasting is a tough business. There are many variables, and the margin for error is slim. And errors in prediction here can have dire, life-altering consequences. How can artificial intelligence help us gauge the weather better and thereby save lives? Perhaps, an AI model that can predict a flood 15 days before it strikes? Or, a model that uses AI to figure out in advance which properties are potentially at risk in a disaster?  Credits:  Narration: Harsha Bhogle Executive Producer: Gaurav Vaz Producer: Archana Nathan Research, Interviews and Scripts: Prthvir Solanki Narrative overview: Charu Sharma & Shriram Parthasarathy Executive leadership: Rohini Srivathsa & Somanna Palacanda Title track, sound design & background score: Nikhil Rao and Abhijit Nath All clips and voices used in this podcast are owned by the original creators We thank wholeheartedly all our guests who appeared on this episode  Prof. Shafiqul Islam Manmeet Singh Anshu Sharma   Sources: The Wire - News report about the FIR filed by farmers in BeedBusiness Standard - News report about the FIR filed by farmers in BeedRelief Web - Details about the Paradip Cyclone in 1999Hindustan Times - Details about the Paradip Cyclone in 1999New Indian Express - Damage and aftermath of Cyclone AmphanThe Hindu - Death toll and aftermath of Cyclone AmphanOpenAI’s work on DactylDetails on OpenAI’s Rubik’s Cube Solving AI armHistory of the Indian Institute of Tropical MeteorologyDetails on the 2015 heatwave in IndiaScroll - Viral video of a woman cooking eggs on the floor of her home in TelanganaNIE - Viral video of a man cooking eggs on the road in OdishaWMO - Climate Predictions
05-05-2022
27 mins
Introducing Paradigm Shift