When a tech idea goes into a government office

Aadhaar was designed as an enabler, a utility. That is its strength, and its weakness

N S Ramnath

Dec. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Bill Gates, Nandan Nilekani and the idea of societal platforms

EkStep Foundation is the technical partner of a new global philanthropic initiative Co-Impact. What exactly is it bringing to the table?

N S Ramnath

Nov. 16, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

How data is eating the world, and what India needs to do

Nandan Nilekani and his team presented their vision on democratising data. It won’t be an easy task

N S Ramnath

Aug. 23, 2017, 6:03 a.m.

The importance of being anonymous

A minor subplot in the grand narrative of Aadhaar has raised important questions about privacy

N S Ramnath

July 13, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

The Aadhaar debate: Is common ground possible?

Discussions on Aadhaar often descend into shouting matches. One way to make progress is to break it down into smaller bits to understand the nuances

N S Ramnath

June 17, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

The Sceptical Optimist: A philosopher’s take on technological progress

In this interview Nicholas Agar, author of ‘The Sceptical Optimist’, talks about why unquestioning enthusiasm and a blanket rejection of technological change are equally misguided

N S Ramnath

April 21, 2017, 9:08 a.m.

What to do about artificial intelligence

Make it work for the poor, two tech leaders say

N S Ramnath

Feb. 23, 2017, 5:31 a.m.