Science and Technology-Computers [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 1 - 4 of 4

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Question 1

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India՚s traditional knowledge digital library (TKDL) , which has a database containing formatted information on more than 2 million medicinal formulations is proving a powerful weapon in the countries fight agonist erroneous patents. Discuss the pros and cons of making this database publicly available under Open-Source licences.

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Open source software (OSS) is a computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holders provides the right to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.

Benefits of OSS:

  • Open source code is meant to be collaboration efforts where programmers improve upon the source code and mak…

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Question 2

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It is said that we need global norms to address the rise of machine autonomy in armed conflict. Discuss the issues posed by the rise of autonomous machines and the challenges of regulating their role in conflicts. (250 Words)

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  • Recently United Nations (UN) group of experts in Geneva kicks off the first formal inter-governmental discussion on what machine autonomy means for the laws of armed conflict and the future of international security.
  • Throughout history, the capacity to wield new technologies from gunpowder to nuclear weapons to long-range missiles has c…

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“If we don՚t have a system that gives everyone a chance to gain the necessary skills, differences in education and family background will lead to even greater inequality.” Discuss in the context of fears being expressed about computers replacing humans in workplaces. (250 Words)

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  • The IT services industry alone is set to lose 6.4 lakh low-skilled positions to automation by 2021. Automation threatens 69 % of the jobs in India, while it՚s 77 % in China, according to a World Bank research.
  • In India fear of automation and computerization becomes still difficult situation owing to fact that we have 22 % BPL people and…

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Analyse the benefits and risks of emerging breakthroughs in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field for India. (250 Words)

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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings in a host of real-world applications which had earlier merely been a subject of science fiction novels or movies. The breakthroughs such as the social humanoid robot Sophia became a citizen of Saudi Arabia , Apple՚s Siri can receive instructions and interact with human beings in natural language.
  • So, AI…

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