June 17, 2024
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Chapter Seventy-seven: Teaching AI is the past, now AI Teaches

In previous chapters of TypeRight we have talked about the necessity of teaching the impacts of AI to the public and the necessity of advanced computer education including AI/ML tools to more students, but today we deal with something else – it is AI that is teaching us. We also have a conversation with ChatGPT […]

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Chapter Seventy-six: Leave No Voice Behind – an Open, free and secure digital future for all

In an earlier edition of TypeRight, we spoke of the UN’s Global Digital Compact that was one of the decisions of the recent Internet Governance Forum – and how the Digital Empowerment Foundation was planning to conduct the consultation of the same in India. Read More

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Chapter Seventy-Five: NREGA + Aadhaar linked payment = Exclusion

In an earlier TypeRight, we discussed the issues surrounding digital, app-based attendance for the country’s employment program, the NREGA, and how the lack of digital access leads to exclusions. Today we look at a recent update on the issue: Aadhaar-based payment scheme on the NREGA. Read More

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Chapter Seventy-Four: Without last-mile connectivity, digital policies are anti-poor

Indian Internet Governance Forum conducted a series of workshops to discuss the multi-stakeholders approach to achieve meaningful last-mile connectivity which has affected people across different age groups and gender, especially from marginalised sections of the society, although India is the second largest user of the internet. Osama Manzar, Founder and Director of Digital Empowerment Foundation, […]

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Chapter Seventy-Three: Forcing the digital onto the poorest

This week, we look into the several issues surrounding a forced digitalisation in the country’s employment guarantee scheme, and how it leads to even more exclusions. Read More

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Chapter Seventy-Two: Digital Inclusion is also Linguistic Inclusion

This Republic Day, TypeRight delves into how, despite the constitutional recognition of the country’s linguistic diversity, many languages are not given the resources they need to thrive – and how we can bring in digital inclusion to help the endangered languages. The world is home to more than 7,000 languages, many of which are in […]

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Chapter Seventy-One: Geographical Indications and Digital Empowerment

Did you know Darjeeling Tea, Kolhapuri Chappal and Tirupati Laddu are GI tagged? This week’s TypeRight will take a dive into GIs and how local communities can make use of the GI tags and digital tools to have better livelihoods and convert their location into a destination. Let’s start with some basic definitions, and wikipedia […]

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Chapter Seventy: Let’s Millet

The UN has announced that 2023 would be the ‘Year of Millet’. What are millets, how do they differ from our more commonly used grains, and why should we focus on these grassy crops? This week’s TypeRight takes a look, and talks about what we at DEF the relationship and plan with the “digital” and […]

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Chapter Sixty-Nine: The Different Dialects of AI Tools

First, Happy New Year to our readers! This week, we would first like to share several of those New Years posts through DEF and its associate handles. And then we will get on to the real issue of the phenomenon called ChatGPT. DEF’s Abner Manzar has travelled to over 200 villages across fifteen states in […]

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