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Future-proofing manufacturing with data Analyses & Assessments

Future-proofing manufacturing with data

Traditional manufacturers are struggling to optimise productivity. How can data help companies transition to smart manufacturing?

The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare Analyses & Assessments

The Beginning of an Orwellian Nightmare

In a technology-driven world, governments are struggling to find a balance between national security and individual rights.

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms Analyses & Assessments

India Genome Sequencing: changing paradigms

The expansive reach of genome sequencing could endanger human biosafety. If so, what are the key concerns ?

Delivering Justice with AI Analyses & Assessments

Delivering Justice with AI

State institutions of policing and prosecution are turning to AI for decision making. Will this deliver equitable justice?

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire Analyses & Assessments

Huawei- Caught in the Cross Fire

Huawei has reported buoyant sales in 2019 despite US efforts to undermine its global market presence. Will US trade sanctions enervate the Chinese...

Internet- A Fundamental Right Analyses & Assessments

Internet- A Fundamental Right

In a recent landmark judgment, the Hon'ble Supreme Court declared internet access as a fundamental right. This has implications for citizens' rights...

Global Grid Plan Analyses & Assessments

Global Grid Plan

Under the aegis of the ISA, India has proposed a global plan to distribute solar power generated in one country to meet the electricity demands of...

Industry 4.0 – Promise and Vulnerabilities Analyses & Assessments

Industry 4.0 – Promise and Vulnerabilities

Most experts agree that the advent of Artificial Intelligence, smart platforms, 5G and the Internet of Things are likely to change the nature of the...

Project Chandrayan- Reaching  for the Moon Analyses & Assessments

Project Chandrayan- Reaching for the Moon

Project Chandrayan-II came tantalisingly close to remotely land an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface. Does India’s space programme stand up to...

The S-400: Russia's Winner Op-Eds

The S-400: Russia's Winner

The S-400 Triumph, manufactured by Russia’s state-owned Almaz–Antey Corporation, is an Air Defence Weapon System. It is designed to destroy aircraft...

Social Media-Tightening the Reins Analyses & Assessments

Social Media-Tightening the Reins

Appellants have sought judicial intervention making Aadhar authentication mandatory for all social media accounts. Is this the right step to stop...

Israeli spyware targets cloud services Analyses & Assessments

Israeli spyware targets cloud services

Israeli company NSO whose spyware hacked Whatsapp claimed that it could gather an individual’s data from servers of Microsoft, Apple, Google,...

Facebook to be fined $ 5bn Analyses & Assessments

Facebook to be fined $ 5bn

US regulators have approved a forfeit of $5bn on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations. Would this fine deter Facebook?...

Twitter: Censoring High Profile “Rule Breakers” Online Analyses & Assessments

Twitter: Censoring High Profile “Rule Breakers” Online

Social media platform Twitter has recently announced that it will be de-emphasizing content posted by influential “rule breakers” who post content in...

Huawei in Russia Analyses & Assessments

Huawei in Russia

Huawei has signed a deal with Russian telecom firm MTS to develop 5G technology in Russia. Why is Russia interested in Huawei and how can it ensure...

Fiat Chrysler proposes Renault merger Analyses & Assessments

Fiat Chrysler proposes Renault merger

Fiat Chrysler proposes a merger with Renault that would create the world's third-largest car manufacturer. The auto industry is currently undergoing...

The Future of Security: Mapping the 5G ecosystem in India Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Security: Mapping the 5G ecosystem in India

Synergia Foundation hosted its 55th Forum on the future of Security in India, focusing on the 5G networks. The forum saw the participation of...

Google suspends activity with Huawei Analyses & Assessments

Google suspends activity with Huawei

In line with President Trump’s executive order blacklisting Huawei, Google has suspended the Chinese company’s access to Android updates. How would...

Data Protection and Beyond Analyses & Assessments

Data Protection and Beyond

At a Synergia forum on May 20, 2019, Justice Srikrishna discussed the future of Data protection in India based on the recommendations of the expert...

WhatsApp's Indian regulations fall short Analyses & Assessments

WhatsApp's Indian regulations fall short

A recent report shows that inexpensive third-party applications and software tools can circumvent regulations implemented by WhatsApp in India. Why...