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Breaking Things at the Speed of Thought
In the second issue of our AI+ blog series, where we aim to examine the interplay of AI with other facets of our lives, Jon Minton highlights the need to have patience instead of speed in the development of AI to protect the interests of users and optimise AI in building better infrastructures, not threaten the ones we have.
India Needs an Energy Justice Focus In Its Solar Transition
India Needs An Energy Justice Focus In Its Solar Transition
In her latest blog, Shantha V. addresses the frequently overlooked challenges of climate justice in India’s massive solar parks. Through an analysis of Charanaka solar park in Gujarat, Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan, and Pavagada solar park in Karnataka, she highlights the many risks and opportunities these large infrastructure projects pose.
Sharing a planet with AI
Sharing a planet with AI: Collective Responsibility & the Unpredictability of the Future
This blog highlights the importance of understanding the "black box" of AI to ascertain its accuracy, and be fully involved in the future of the world, where AI will play a significant role.
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AI-plus blog series
This blog series aims to explore the various dimensions of AI as socio-technological assemblage, and examine its situatedness within diverse social worlds.
Indian city
Beyond Global Visions: Local Imaginaries for Indian Cities
Instead of envisioning “world-class” futures for India’s cities, we need a new imagination for equitable, climate resilient and low carbon urbanisation.
Implications of AI
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. In the final part of this series, we underscore the importance of contextualising AI technologies and their diffusion, use and governance.
Implications of AI
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. This is part 2 of a 3-part series, where through the narrative of Pravesh, a smallholder farmer in Karnatka, we grapple with the potential trade-offs and dependencies woven into the promise of AI-based technological progress.
AI in Agriculture
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. The post is part of a three part series. This is part one of the series.
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Unpacking the climate emergency and crisis discourse
We convened a virtual panel at the 4S 2023 conference on the theme “The Paradox of Crisis: Interrogating Emergency and Crisis Framing in Climate Infrastructures,” featuring presentations that exploree the complexities of climate emergency framings and its implications on climate governance.  Madeline Kroot, PhD Candidate, Clark University, presented a paper on ‘Public Deficits in the Backyard: Decarbonisation vs. Democratisation in Energy Infrastructure Conflicts’, which examined...
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The road to net zero in India: Are government policies promoting true mobility decarbonization?
For more effective low carbon mobility transitions, there is a need to consider the interlinkages between EV policies and urban mobility plans, policies governing energy transitions and carbon emitting sectors, consumer uptake, and lifecycle carbon emissions for EVs.
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