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The role of cognitive dissonance in our echo chambers

New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- When was the last time you admitted you were wrong? When was the last time you accepted an idea that was contrary to your beliefs? In recent years, a peculiar behavioural trend h... Read More


A vaccine could turn out to be a double-edged sword

New Delhi, Oct. 8 -- There are many who believe that with the discovery of a vaccine, all the problems related to the covid pandemic will be solved once and for all. So far, all the measures taken wer... Read More


The case for universal responses to crises of humanity

New Delhi, Sept. 23 -- The covid pandemic is truly a global problem. The same virus strain was largely responsible for spreading the disease in 188 countries. It did not behave differently depending o... Read More


Covid has awakened the innovation buds of our brains

New Delhi, Sept. 9 -- Despite their talent in predictive analytics, none of the experts predicted that a pandemic would bring the whole world to a stand-still for months on end. No model predicted tha... Read More


Who will guide our future: Machines or human minds?

New Delhi, Aug. 26 -- OpenAI's new software, called GPT-3, is by far the most powerful "language model" ever created. With small prompts, it can draft letters eerily close to what a human would produc... Read More


A glaring gap in the country's revised policy?

NEW DELHI, Aug. 19 -- The recently announced National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 that aims to make "India a global knowledge superpower" has drawn praise from many quarters. But it has a glaring om... Read More


A glaring gap in the country's revised education policy

New Delhi, Aug. 17 -- The recently announced National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 that aims to make "India a global knowledge superpower" has drawn praise from many quarters. But it has a glaring om... Read More


Opinion | Devolve corona problem-solving to local 'communities of practice'

New Delhi, July 29 -- The covid-19 epidemic will not be the last problem to become a global crisis. The world is bound to face more such problems in the future. What is the key learning from the prese... Read More