D&T Issue 162

India’s ‘e-Conomy’ and Rise of Spatial Design

Hi there!

It’s issue #162 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Sam Altman seems to have rubbed some Indian the wrong way. The OpenAI CEO’s dismissal of an Indian competitor launched a debate over the country’s tech capabilities – Read all about it here.

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The CEO can’t imagine life without artificial intelligence—even if it’s the last thing invented by humankind.

Stable Diffusion’s text-to-image model amplifies stereotypes about race and gender — here’s why that’s messed up.

How spatial computing will change our interaction with technology.

Don’t be distracted by this week’s gadget hype cycle.

Google, Temasek and Bain & Co. released a joint report about India’s internet economy or ‘e-Conomy’ as they called it.

Just like Zomato, CarDekho started by digitising information about cars. By 2010, it had the largest traffic online for cars.

A novel type of neural network is helping physicists with the daunting challenge of data analysis.

Discover the fundamentals of spatial design. Find out how you can use these spatial design principles to extend your existing app or bring a new idea to life.

Even if we ‘solve’ global warming, we face an older, slower problem. Waste heat could radically alter Earth’s future.

Modern dams can hold back huge bodies of water – which can have far-reaching effects downstream if they fail.

Delaying its API changes would benefit everyone — but users have other options, too.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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