AI, Our Ultimate Moral Censor

March 05, 2021

Wired this week features a story by Will Knight with the title, “Why a YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech.” It highlights the curious relationship between the natural behavior of human beings and the sophisticated but fundamentally unnatural logic of artificial intelligence...

The Chimera of Linguistic Hegemony in South Asia

March 05, 2014

Linguistic allegiance remains a strong marker of cultural identity in South Asia. What role do South Asian languages play in today’s world — particularly since, as in most former British colonies, English often works reasonably well, especially in places a foreigner is likely to go? India is...

Linguistic Diversity in Nepal’s Music Industry

March 02, 2014

Nepal's music industry is leading the way in promoting the country's many languages. A visit to Kantipur FM, located in Nepal’s Lalitpur district, brings you face-to-face with many of the country's musical legends. As one of Nepal's pioneer private radio stations, its music library offers a...