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It felt like I was selling ice to Eskimos. But I survived giving a 10-minutes talk to my fellow members of Professional Speakers Association India Chennai Chapter. My topic was “Will Artificial Intelligence take away my job?”. I started with a science fiction story of A.I. authoring poems that goes horribly wrong, then gave examples of jobs that are at risk currently and the jobs that are safe for now. After I posted about this talk in social media, several of my friends expressed their wish to hear the talk, so I made the below recording of the same talk. Thanks…

As readers of this blog know I have been blogging from 2004, with over 2900 posts in these 16 years. One of my regular readers is Dr Shriram Raghunathan who is the HoD, Gaming Department of VIT Institute, Bhopal. He…

India Beyond 2020 - Challenges & Opportunities - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation

It was my privilege yesterday to be invited to spoke in a panel organised by the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation run by House of Kalam, Rameswaram. Inspired by Dr Kalam’s Vision 2020, the half-a-day webinar titled “India Beyond…

As a Professional Speaker, I get invited or engaged for a talk by many (OK, let’s say a few!). Out of them, I try to excuse myself from agreeing to speak at private engineering colleges as I find their programs to be uninteresting and are organised only for showing numbers to the AICTE. Also, most of them are situated in the suburbs or in the neighbouring towns of Chennai, it takes me more than half-a-day to travel there and return. Disclosure: I studied my Bachelor in Engineering from a private college: SVCE, Pennalur. Following my talk last month at Loyola…