Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 31 July 2017

Future is Nearer !



Much nearer than when I conceptualized :


Fast  Forward  to  Future  [  F 3  ] -  20  Oct  2016





I thought , this may happen by 2022



But , after reading the following news-snippet ( Economic Times / 01 Aug ) , I cannot escape the feeling that ARIHANT could well arrive ( - and save the mankind from Robots taking over  ? ) , by next year !



It goes to prove :


If you can “ Imagine “ a “ technological innovation “ , it will happen , sooner or later


More likely , sooner than later  !





“ These Ghosts Can Haunt Your Phone “



Las Vegas :


Chinese researchers have demonstrated an attack called the “ Ghost  Telephonist “ , which allows hackers to take over  “ PHONE  NUMBERS “ and gather “ CALL  and  MESSAGE  CONTENT  “



The demonstration was made by the Unicorn Team researchers from 360 TECHNOLOGY , Chinese leading security company , at the Black Hat , USA 2017





Those who have lingering “ doubts “ ( as to when this future will arrive ) , are requested to read the following news that appeared in Times of India ( 31 July ) :



“ Google flirts with AI that can imagine , plan “



Google’s artificial intelligence division is developing a system that can make its own PLANS


DeepMind  says its “ IMAGINATION  AUGMENTED  AGENTS  “ can “ IMAGINE “ the possible consequences of their actions, and  “ INTERPRET  “ those simulations



They can then make the “ RIGHT  DECISIONS  “ , for what it is they want to achieve



They , essentially THINK like HUMANS , trying out different strategies in their heads , so to speak, and are therefore able to LEARN , despite having little REAL experience



“ The AGENTS we introduce benefit from an IMAGINATION  ENCODER  - a neural network which LEARNS to ‘ extract any information ‘ useful for the Agent’s FUTURE  DECISIONS , but ignore that which is irrelevant “ , the researchers wrote in a blog post





For details , read :










I suppose , advocates arguing that “ RIGHT to PRIVACY “ is a fundamental constitutional right , may not like the above developments



But future of privacy does not look rosy !




01    Aug  2017





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