Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, March 20, 2020

SUICIDE MISSION - a Harakiri !

As far as the onslaught of Covid-19 is concerned , so far we have been lucky And that is what worries our PM Shri Modiji ! He is, rightly worried that this low incidence will make us complacent Also, equally rightly, he compares this as a GLOBAL WAR , which must be fought unitedly But, to fight a WAR , we need WEAPONS - technological weapons In this blog / email, I have described some of these weapons , which are, either already available or capable of being developed by our Scientists in short time We need to make available these weapons to those brave soldiers - not simply express our gratitude by clapping / ringing bells at 5 pm on 22 March ! We must not send them on a SUICIDE MISSION - a Harakiri ! I urge Dr HarshVardhan to urge our Scientists / Geeks to rise to the occasion MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM Sankalp – Sanyanm – Shastra

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Corona Virus ?

Can we find courage to : > Take whatever urgent ( and , may be temporary ) steps are needed to contain the spread of Corona Virus ? > Think of turning this threat into an OPPORTUNITY to push through REFORMS , which will strengthen the very foundation, not only of our HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, but also of our ECONOMY ? And I don't mean handing out cheques to our citizen ( as being contemplated in USA ) Can we look forward to hear PM Shri Modiji announce some of the suggestions listed here , in his address to the nation today evening at 8 PM ? I am sending this blog to him ( through E Mail ) , hoping that he does ! MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Civic whip in Mumbai: Offices ordered to work at 50% of capacity

17 March 2020 News : Civic whip in Mumbai: Offices ordered to work at 50% of capacity Read more at: https://lnkd.in/gHEu7PA ======================= But of course, Government / MCGM , have no means to monitor the actual " attendance " ( vis-a-vis the full employee strength ) in thousands of offices - even assuming that there is a perfect / clear understanding by the office-owners and the MCGM staff , re what constitutes " non - essential services " And since this order covers only " OFFICES " , it is also a debatable issue in respect of " offices " which are attached to " FACTORIES " . Employers may even ask office staff to shift and continue working from such " Attached Offices " Whereas such an order might serve as an immediate response to a crisis situation, we need to implement some permanent / long-term solution ( for monitoring attendance ) , as done by : MAD goes to Mandi [ 02 Jan 2020 ] https://lnkd.in/gYFxSNf ------------

how long will it

Here is a math problem for your 8th standard daughter ( who is at home since schools are closed due to Corona Virus ) to solve : > If it take 4 weeks to test 9,100 persons for corona virus , how long will it take to test 1,000,000 persons ? And a problem for YOU : > From among 1370 million Indian Citizen , how would you identify those 1 million who are running HIGH BODY TEMPERATURE - and, therefore qualify for use of 1 MILLION imported TEST KITS ? For answer ( to your question - not to your daughter's , which stumps me ! ), read : MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM Corona Virus Testing Capacity

Monday, March 16, 2020

SAVED LIVES !

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Quantum Computing / you-name-it , all are being employed to find a solution to the scourge of Corona Virus Research Labs of Pharma Companies / Disease Control Centers / Health Organization ( WHO ) / Universities etc , are going all out to find vaccines Here is my suggestion of how a TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION ( within easy grasp ) can contribute to this world-wide campaign I urge Dr HarshVardhan to dial Shri S N Subramaniam ( MD - L&T / ) for this challenge which will unite the entire world PM Shri Modiji has offered $ 10 million towards a fund to fight Corona My suggestion will convert those dollars into thousands of SAVED LIVES ! MYBLOGEPAGE.BLOGSPOT.COM Marriage of Technologies to contain Corona ? Yes !

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Without doubt, it can !

15 Mar 2020 Dear Executive Search Professionals, Can AI help you decipher a candidate's RESUME ? Without doubt, it can ! Some 17 years ago ,here is how I described : Self Learning Software [ 05 Sept 2003 ] https://lnkd.in/guMH58F AND, GURU MATCH ALGORITHM [ 17 Oct 2006 ] https://lnkd.in/g7Guhp2 ============================ 17 years later , some software geeks ( I know nothing about coding ), published following article : " We Asked an A.I. to Write a Column for Us. The Results Were Wild." [ https://lnkd.in/g-F6UU5 ] Extract : > We give the algorithm a sentence from a real OneZero article (you’ll see them below in bold), and the algorithm iteratively generates what it thinks the next word should be. GPT-2 learned which words often follow other words by analyzing a dataset of 8 million webpages. We’re calling this project GPT-210. ( Get it? ) ==================================

Tweak CAA rules to include Shah’s NPR assurance: Activists

15 Mar 2020 News : Tweak CAA rules to include Shah’s NPR assurance: Activists https://lnkd.in/grx8z5g ===================== Read "clause by clause " tweaking that Shri Amitbhai Shahji , may want to consider : CAA Compromise : With Malice towards None https://lnkd.in/fN-dQji =============