The human mind is a fascinating tool. Even if artificial intelligence continues to develop at the current rate it will take a long time for it to acquire the broad range of capabilities of human intelligence, such as solving new problems, synthesizing unrelated experiences, and self-nurturing its own curiosity and learnability. And while AI may be able to outperform humans on specific intellectual tasks, there’s little chance it can emulate the wide range of emotional capabilities that makes human intelligence human. advertisement advertisement Yet this is also one of the biggest flaws of the human mind. As the famous self-help guru Dale Carnegie once noted, “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” Nowhere is our proneness to be guided by emotion rather than reason more problematic than when we follow our … [Read more...] about How to find out if someone is trying to manipulate you
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The Supreme Court on January 3 agreed to hear BJP’s petition against the Calcutta High Court’s decision, which denied the saffron party clearance to hold rath yatras in West Bengal.A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul has agreed to hear the plea and listed the matter for January 7.West Bengal BJP vice-president Jay Prakash Majumdar had challenged the December 21 order of the division bench of the Calcutta HC.Close With the issue relentlessly undergoing various levels of judicial scrutiny, let’s take a look at what has happened so far: related news Not part of Maharashtra BJP core team but won't quit party: Pankaja Munde Jharkhand Assembly Election | Will waive farm loans if Oppn alliance comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi Left parties to organise joint nationwide protest against Citizenship Bill on Dec 19 Timeline of EventsDecember 6, 2018: One day ahead of the BJP’s Rath Yatra in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court denies … [Read more...] about Explainer: The fracas around BJP’s Rath Yatra in West Bengal
The Delhi Police has filed a 12,000-page charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case that was lodged in 2016.Delhi Police claimed they have evidence to proceed against 10 former students of JNU, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and seven students from Jammu and Kashmir – Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat.To charges of sedition being framed against him, Kanhaiya Kumar told CNN News 18, “I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulate this government for filing the charge sheet after three years."Close “Framing sedition charges against me is not fair. Basic facts are hidden in the case and everything is politically motivated. Parties are getting desperate ahead of polls,” he added. related news JNU students lathi charged by cops during march to Rashtrapati Bhavan 'Make … [Read more...] about JNU sedition row: Kanhaiya Kumar chargesheeted after 3 years — a look at what has happened so far
The Karnataka assembly has been witnessing seemingly heavy turbulence with members of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition ‘disappearing’ before the session.In a recent development, the Congress has called for a Legislative Party meeting, summoning all MLAs on February 8 at 9 am.A Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting was called earlier too on January 18 this year where four defiant MLAs didn’t turn up. These four MLAs – Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumtalli, Umesh Jadhav, and Nagendra – remained absent on the first day of the Karnataka Assembly session. Besides, three other Congress MLAs didn’t show up, leading the total number of absentees to seven.Close In order to curtail the absenteeism, the Grand Old Party issued a whip on February 5 making it mandatory for its 80 legislators to attend the assembly sessions. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report … [Read more...] about Explained | Karnataka Assembly: A whirlwind of defecting MLAs and a looming trust vote
It takes courage to dissent. And veteran actor-director Amol Palekar, who was invited by the National Gallery of Modern Art to felicitate the work of seasoned artist Prabhakar Barwe, exhibited just that as he criticized the government even though he was constantly interrupted and snubbed during his speech.A painter himself, Palekar had prepared his speech to reminisce the works of his close friend Barwe, whose retrospective was being exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai. A retrospective is an exhibition or compilation of an artist’s work, showing his/her evolution over a period of time.Opening his speech with an anecdote, Palekar thanked the NGMA for holding a retrospective for Barwe – titled Inside The Empty Box – for the first time after his demise almost 24 years ago.Close “Many of you may not know that this retrospective will be the last show that is decided by the advisory committee of local artists and not by some … [Read more...] about Amol Palekar snubbed and censored for criticizing govt policies. Is his ‘fear of moral policing’ real?