Budget 2020’s allocation for the Department of Space needs to be used as a seed fund for spawning innovation, says Chaitanya Giri, Fellow for Space and Ocean Studies, Gateway House, while the Rs. 8000-crore outlay for the National Mission on Quantum Technologies and Applications can help stimulate research
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Professor Ajay Agrawal is one of the world’s leading economists on Artificial Intelligence and the author of - Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. On December 18 Gateway House co-hosted a lecture by him on Power & Prediction: The Disruptive Economics of Artificial Intelligence
India and Canada can collaborate in the realm of cybersecurity by devising a common set of rules for governing cyber space. Aaron Shull, Managing Director and General Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), spoke to Gateway House on the sidelines of the India-Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue
A grand achievement is a series of smaller, well-defined, and precise accomplishments. If the vision of putting an Indian on the moon has to materialise, it should be preceded by several smaller projects and diverse institutions meeting definite targets. What would these targets be? Where does India’s scientific community stand in meeting them as of this day? What kind, and how much, additional capacity needs to be added to the Indian science sector to put an Indian on the moon?
Claude Lopez, Director, International Finance and Macroeconomics Research, Milken Institute, spoke to Gateway House on how innovation in the financial sector does not come from finance, but from technology, and the private sector ought to take the lead in regulating the instruments of tomorrow
Marina Kaljurand, Chair, Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace, Brussels, Belgium, said governments had to collaborate closely with lawyers, and the private sector, which is leading some major developments
In OECD rankings, Israel frequently occupies top position for its investment in Research and Development. Deborah Housen-Couriel, Former member, Director-General’s Bureau, Israel Ministry of Communications & Fellow, Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel, in conversation with Gateway House
In Monica Bhatia's interview, she discusses the changes in the global financial sector in the wake of the Panama papers and the HSBC files, mainly the increase in transparency between banks and governments. She highlights her belief in the Automatic Global Tax Information Sharing Network in countering tax evasion and the success of the methods that governments have already undertaken to enable voluntary disclosures. Lastly, she illustrates the measures under the BEPS system on tax compliance.
Clas Neumann in his interview envisions the new type of globalisation that the digital economy has created. The increase in distribution of work and revolution of global supply chains. He discusses the winners and losers of the changes in the H1B visa systems, specifically the brain drain reversal, and the alterations the Indian business model needs to make to adjust to these changes. He further emphasises on the idea that for technology companies to foster and develop, their closeness to "innovation clusters" is most important. And describes the role of governments in enabling the cultivating of digital spaces and digital cities.
Sharad Sharma, co-founder, iSpirt, talks about Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the Silicon Valley on September 27. In an in interview to Gateway House, he outlines the steps that would make Modi’s visit a success for Digital India campaign and other key issues.