Sustainable technology: An urgent need

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Technology both improves and harms environmental sustainability. It’s is a double edged sword. While emerging technologies such as Al, loT, AR/ VR and others are being used to help achieve sustainability goals, these technologies when put into mainstream adoption will leave a hefty environmental footprint.

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  1. The urgent need for sustainable technology
  2. A framework for sustainable technology in datacenters
  3. Implementing our sustainable technology framework
  4. Sustainable technology maturity model
  5. Bringing it all together

The urgent need for sustainable technology

If we continue on our current trajectory, datacenters will leave a huge footprint on our planet. Data centers contribution to Co2 Emissions will go up 12X by 2030 and their consumption of water will go up 17X in the same time. Needless to say, they will be huge contributors to E-waste in landfills.

A framework for sustainable technology in data centers

We have developed a framework based on the IT lifecycle consisting of a stack of building blocks. We believe this framework will help facilitate a comprehensive and structured implementation of a Sustainability strategy within the data center.It is quite intuitive and easy to identify potential actions that can be taken and what their impact would be. Download Complete Research

Implementing our sustainable technology framework

As organizations move with sustainable strategies, we highlight key insights that will help drive these strategies. We also identify metrics that can be used to measure progress.

The maturity model

We have painstakingly built a 5-level maturity model that can be used as a guideline to assess where the organization stands. We also give insights on what would be required to move to the next level.

Bringing it all together

We finally put this all together to see how organizations should approach their Sustainability journey.

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Author@lab45: Hussain S Nayak, Sujay Shivram, Chandan Jha
Author@Wipro: Susan Kenniston

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ChatGPT and enterprise leaders

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ChatGPT and enterprise leaders

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Discover the transformative impact of ChatGPT in the business world. Explore its potential in natural language processing, AI's role in enterprise strategy, and how leaders can leverage this technology for growth and innovation.

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  1. Evaluating ChatGPT's value for enterprises short and medium-term.
  2. Understanding NLP in a business context with real-world examples.
  3. Recognizing limitations and strategic planning.

The value for you as an enterprise leader

Short-term deployment strategies
In the immediate future, the emphasis is on implementing ChatGPT Plus and its API in selective functions within enterprises. This phase aims to measure the return on investment by integrating ChatGPT in various divisions, particularly in areas like code development and marketing. A key benefit of this approach is the potential enhancement of employee productivity through accelerated learning and execution, leveraging ChatGPT’s advanced capabilities.

Value Of Enterprise Leaders

Medium-term licensing and training
For a 6-month to 1-year outlook, the focus shifts to licensing GPT3.5 and tailoring it with company-specific intelligence. This move aims to bypass the limitations of the general-access SaaS model and utilize ChatGPT’s full potential. By customizing the AI with domain-specific data, enterprises can create distinctive products or services, thereby gaining a competitive edge.

Short Term Vs Mid Term

Considerations and limitations
Key considerations include the confidentiality of data, the competency and adaptability of employees, and the initial costs and resources required for deployment. The hardware prerequisites, licensing costs, and additional expenses for model training are also crucial factors. The strategy involves a careful balance of immediate benefits against long-term investments, ensuring that the integration of ChatGPT aligns with the enterprise’s overall objectives and capabilities. Download Complete Research

The technology behind ChatGPT (Natural language processing)

Evolution of machine learning and deep learning
The foundation of ChatGPT's technology lies in the evolution of machine learning, a key subset of artificial intelligence where computers are trained to emulate human performance. Initially, machine learning powered simple applications like search and recommendation engines. Over time, it evolved into deep learning, which uses neural networks for more complex tasks. These neural networks, comprising units called artificial neurons, mimic the human brain's functioning, processing data through interconnected nodes. This advancement is evident in modern applications ranging from chatbots to intelligent assistants.

Breakthrough with transformer models
A significant leap occurred in 2017 with Google's introduction of transformer models. These models, central to ChatGPT's technology, excel in processing entire sentences and generating text. They operate using an encoder-decoder mechanism and focus on the 'attention' principle, determining the relevance of each word in a context. OpenAI's investment in these models led to the development of GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) series, culminating in ChatGPT.

Factors Contributing to ChatGPT's Success

  1. Massive dataset: Trained on a vast array of internet sources, ChatGPT's dataset includes a staggering 499 billion tokens, offering a broad base for learning and response generation.
  2. Large-scale model: With 175 billion parameters, ChatGPT dwarfs its nearest competitor and demonstrates more nuanced understanding and response capabilities.
  3. Computational power: The use of Azure Supercomputers enables ChatGPT to process and learn from its extensive dataset efficiently.
  4. Refined algorithms: OpenAI's continual refinement of the transformer model has significantly enhanced deep learning capabilities.
  5. Human feedback reinforced learning (HFRL): This training methodology incorporates human input to fine-tune the AI's responses, making them more accurate and contextually appropriate.

This section highlights the technological advancements behind ChatGPT, illustrating its journey from basic machine learning applications to sophisticated natural language processing capabilities. Download Complete Research

The limitations

Evolution Of Learning Models

Accuracy and misinformation
ChatGPT's training on extensive internet data poses risks of inaccuracy and misinformation. It often lacks the latest updates and struggles to differentiate between fact and fiction, leading to potential misinformation, especially for non-experts.

Contextual understanding and bias
Another limitation is its inability to interpret emotions or hidden intentions, potentially resulting in inappropriate responses. Furthermore, biases in its training data can skew ChatGPT's outputs, reflecting these inherent biases in its responses.

Operational costs and legal implications
Maintaining ChatGPT involves significant costs due to its complex system requiring regular updates. Additionally, legal challenges, such as copyright issues, can arise from its text generation capabilities.

Environmental impact
The energy consumption for running ChatGPT is substantial, contributing to environmental concerns. The costs, both financial and environmental, of operating data centers and processing large datasets are significant, highlighting a need for more sustainable practices.
This section highlights ChatGPT's main challenges: accuracy and bias issues, high operational costs, legal risks, and environmental impact. It emphasizes the need for addressing these concerns for its effective and responsible use. Download Complete Research

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Lead Authors@lab45: Arvind Ravishunkar, Dinesh Chahlia, Nitin Narkhede, Noha El-Zehiry
Contributing Authors@lab45: Aishwarya Gupta, Anindito De

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Should govt issued IDs be decentralized?

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Foundational for identity verification and rights access, government-issued IDs face breaches and inefficiency within centralized systems. Enter Decentralized Identity solutions, redistributing verification control to individuals. But is it applicable for equally for all government services?

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  1. Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments
  2. Identity credential issuing process today
  3. Suitability of government functions to Decentralized Identity
  4. Long term outcomes

Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments

Decentralization of government-issued IDs is a complex issue with potential benefits and drawbacks. Whether government issued Ids should be decentralized or not depends on various factors that we delineate. Any decision on decentralization should be carefully considered and implemented with caution to ensure that they do not breach security or undermine the government’s programs. Download Complete Research

Identity credential issuing process today

Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process
Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process

We detail out the current Issuing process typically followed by governments today and identify several challenges and issues that face it today. This includes Ids like the Passport, Licenses, Voter cards and Social security cards. All of them are critical and everyone can do with an easier and more fool proof process for the same.

Suitability of government functions to decentralization

We evaluate the different government functions such as Education, healthcare, elections, security, taxation, etc and analyze which of these would be most suitable to be decentralized. We map them on a matrix of Complexity & Coordination and the Need for scrutiny to give us an easy framework for assessment. Download Complete Research

Long term outcomes

We end by considering the long term onjectives and intended outcomes of such an exercise.We feel that Decentralized Identity solutions can rebuild trust in public institutions by empowering residents with data control.

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Author@lab45: Sujay Shivram, Abhigyan Malik

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