The Ananta Centre organized the inaugural session of a series of seminars on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Efficient Public Services Delivery’ (supported by KPMG in India as a knowledge partner) on the 17th of December, 2018, at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. The seminar comprised of an inaugural session, a session of case-study presentations, as well as a panel discussion with experts in data science and technology.  

The session was chaired by Mr. Rajan Navani who gave an engaging talk about the value of embracing innovative technologies such as A.I. and Blockchain, while also highlighting the need to think about the broader social impact of such technologies – highlighting the rise of Society 5.0 – inspired by the new Japanese model of social transformation in the coming decades. 

Mr. Govindraj Ethiraj was a speaker during the panel discussion which was one of the best received sessions of the inaugural seminar. His contributions, especially highlighting the various social and political problems which derive from misinformation in the form of Fake News, was well-appreciated by those present. Mr. Ethiraj identified the media platforms most vulnerable to Fake News, and also shared actionable suggestions for combating it.


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