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Godrej Security Solutions launches Godrej INTELI-ACCESS



NEW DELHI: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has  announced that one of its business divisions, Godrej Security Solutions has launched Godrej INTELI-ACCESS – a new age lockers’ system that is set to transform the banking institutions.

Touted as one of India’s most trusted and leading security brand, Godrej Security Solutions launched this high-end technology led banking security solution at the backdrop of the revised RBI guidelines for safe deposit lockers at banks, announced in August 2021.

In accordance with the revised infrastructure and security standards, the newly launched Godrej INTELI-ACCESS is designed to eliminate system bottlenecks and enhance customer experience through intelligent integrated automation. The high-end technology led safe deposit lockers provides customers the convenience of a key less access, eliminates forgery and fraud, by reducing dependence on manual interventions. Some of the key features of the product include thumbprint verification which confirms bio-signature, interactive networking authenticates the Actual customer, secure instant keyless access eliminates risks of unauthorized access, unlocking is easy with a smartcard or a biometric access.

Commenting on the launch, Pushkar Gokhale, Vice President & Global Head – Marketing & Sales, Godrej Security Solutions said, “The updated RBI guidelines are set to transform the future of banking in India by creating a comprehensive security ecosystem and we believe that this will go a long way in ensuring a win-win situation for all stakeholders. We at Godrej Security Solutions are the largest suppliers of security solutions such as safety lockers to several prestigious banks across the country. With the revised RBI guidelines, there is a huge growth potential for Godrej Security Solutions to establish a stronger hold in the industry and increase our market share. We are happy to also take this platform to announce the launch of technology led smart safety lockers such a Godrej INTELI-ACCESS – an innovative locker that will further augment the security of valuables across institutions.”

With increasing sophistication of cybercriminals, banks and financial institutions, Godrej Security Solutions has always been at the helm of pioneering solutions for institutions for over 120 years. Currently, the brand offers over 100 products to the entire banking fraternity in the country. Godrej Security Solutions offers a wide range of smart safety deposit lockers such as Secunex & Autovault that are developed using an User Insights based Innovation process.

The launch was celebrated at their annual conclave called ‘Secure Spaces’. This year the theme was ‘Future of Banking – Building a secure ecosystem’.

Industry stalwarts like Brig. Pravin Shinde – Chief Security Officer – State Bank of India, Col .Tejinder Singh Shahi – CSO – Punjab National Bank, Capt. Akhilesh CSO – Bank of India, Col. Sujit Mondal – CSO – UCO Bank, and Capt. Rakesh Patney – Ex-CSO – Bank of India, were present at the conclave to discuss the various benefits the new set of RBI guidelines will have on the entire Banking industry and its customers at large.

Some of the insights gathered from the discussion were-

The virtual panel discussion focused on discussing various aspects that will transform the future of banking in India and how this can create a more secure ecosystem for customers. There is a significant trend among customers who are increasingly looking for simple, holistic and secure banking experiences. Through the panel discussion, the industry experts shared their insights on how banks need to become more agile and resilient with the rising customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

Session Moderator Capt. Patney – Ex CSO, Bank of India said, “We are witnessing a change in customer expectations when it comes to digitized banking experiences. As digital technologies play a key role in every aspect of life in the current times, providing digitized and high- tech security solutions to customers is crucial for banks. It is an opportune time for the industry to come together to build a secure ecosystem for customers. As a result of the recent mergers, the expectations of Banks as well as their customers are very different, especially for the merged entities. The suppliers / OEMs to the Banks have to realize this aspect and come upto these higher expectations”.

Godrej Security Solutions aims to continue investing 12-15% towards building digital technology based products to meet the requirements of its customers. The company has been at the vanguard of bridging the security gap in the country by developing comprehensive high-tech security solutions for residential, industrial, and business premises.

Smart Lockers and Strengthening Solutions for Pre-1990 Doors and the retrofitting solution for existing Lockers shall help Banks to upgrade their Security Infrastructure to align themselves to the recent guidelines and thus be future ready.

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After OLED, its Google TV; Panasonic expands its TV Portfolio in India



NEW DELHI: Panasonic Life Solutions India – a diversified technology company, today announced the launch of its new range of Google TVs. This follows the successful launch of OLEDs recently. The company plans to introduce a total of 23 new models of television powered by the Google TV platform.

The latest range of Google TVs, featuring 4K HDR and Smart capabilities are designed to provide an immersive and unparalleled viewing experience to consumers. Panasonic’s new range of TVs are available in different display size options (including 32’, 43’, 55’, 65’, and 75’ inches) and ranges between Rs 19,990 to Rs 3,19,990. These will be available at Panasonic stores, dealer networks and key e-commerce platforms.

Commenting during the launch, Fumiyasu Fujimori, Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing India, Panasonic Life Solutions India, said, “As a leading consumer technology company, we are excited to introduce our new range of Google TVs to the Indian market. Our TVs are designed to deliver exceptional picture quality and immersive sound, providing customers with an unparalleled viewing experience. The addition of Google TV to our robust TV portfolio reinforces our commitment to providing the latest technology, and innovation to the customers.”

Fujimori san added, “With an intuitive interface, preference prompts, one can control their TV and search for content using voice commands with Google Assistant. The platform also allows users to customize their home screen with their favourite OTT apps and channels and make their own watchlist, enabling them to add shows and movies from their TV, mobile app or Google Web by simply clicking the watchlist icon. Moreover, the platform offers an easy-to-browse streaming experience across all apps, displaying everything the user stream on one screen. In addition, the TVs come with built-in Chromecast, allowing users to cast content from their phone or tablet directly to their TV.”

Panasonic’s Google TV series is designed to provide customers with the ultimate entertainment experience by enhancing the four key elements of television – Display, Sound, Connectivity, and Design.

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White House meets Microsoft, Google CEOs on AI dangers



The White House is hosting CEOs of top artificial intelligence companies, including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft, on Thursday to discuss risks and safeguards as the technology catches the attention of governments and lawmakers globally. Generative artificial intelligence has become a buzzword this year, with apps such as ChatGPT capturing the public’s fancy, sparking a rush among companies to launch similar products they believe will change the nature of work.

Millions of users have begun testing such tools, which supporters say can make medical diagnoses, write screenplays, create legal briefs and debug software, leading to growing concern about how the technology could lead to privacy violations, skew employment decisions, and power scams and misinformation campaigns. President Joe Biden has also used ChatGPT, a White House official told Reuters. “He’s been extensively briefed on ChatGPT and (has) experimented with it,” said the official, who asked that they not be named.

Thursday’s two-hour meeting which began at 11:45 am ET (1545 GMT), will include Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft Corp’s Satya Nadella, OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Anthropic’s Dario Amodei, along with Vice President Kamala Harris and administration officials including Biden’s Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Director of the National Economic Council Lael Brainard and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “We aim to have a frank discussion about the risks we see in current and near-term AI development,” said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Our North Star here is this idea that if we’re going to seize these benefits, we have to start by managing the risks.”

Ahead of the meeting, OpenAI’s Altman told reporters the White House wants to “get it right.” “It’s good to try to get ahead of this,” he said when asked if the White House was moving quickly enough on AI regulation. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but it’s one I’m sure we can handle.”

The administration also announced a $140 million investment from the National Science Foundation to launch seven new AI research institutes and said the White House’s Office of Management and Budget would release policy guidance on the use of AI by the federal government. Leading AI developers, including Anthropic, Google, Hugging Face, NVIDIA Corp, OpenAI, and Stability AI, will participate in a public evaluation of their AI systems.

Shortly after Biden announced his reelection bid, the Republican National Committee produced a video featuring a dystopian future during a second Biden term, which was built entirely with AI imagery. Such political ads are expected to become more common as AI technology proliferates.

United States regulators have fallen short of the tough approach European governments have taken on tech regulation and in crafting strong rules on deepfakes and misinformation. “We don’t see this as a race,” the senior official said, adding that the administration is working closely with the U.S.-EU Trade & Technology Council on the issue.

In February, Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to eliminate bias in their AI use. The Biden administration has also released an AI Bill of Rights and a risk management framework. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division also said they would use their legal authorities to fight AI-related harm. Tech giants have vowed many times to combat propaganda around elections, fake news about the COVID-19 vaccines, pornography and child exploitation, and hateful messaging targeting ethnic groups.

But they have been unsuccessful, research and news events show. Just about one in five fake news articles in English on six major social media platforms were tagged as misleading or removed, a recent study by activist NGO Avaaz found.

Source: Reuters


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Airtel announces its largest ever 5G roll-out in 125 cities



NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel, India’s telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of its ultra-fast 5G services in 125 cities. Airtel 5G Plus service is now available to customers in over 265 cities in the country.

Airtel 5G Plus has three compelling advantages for customers. First, it runs on a technology that has the widest acceptance in the world with the most developed ecosystem. This ensures that all 5G smartphones in India seamlessly work on the Airtel network. Second, the company promises to deliver the best experience – between 20 to 30 times higher speeds than today coupled with brilliant voice experience and super-fast call connect. Finally, Airtel 5G Plus network will also be kinder to the environment with its special power reduction solution. Powered by the reliable Airtel network infrastructure, Airtel 5G Plus will provide superfast access to High-Definition video streaming, gaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos et all.

Commenting on the launch, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said, “5G has revolutionized the world of internet, ushering new era of connectivity and communications that will prove to be a game-changer for the country. At Airtel, we remain committed to delivering the highest quality of network and service to our customers as we roll-out 125 more cities today. Airtel was the first in the country to offer 5G services in October 2022, and today’s mega launch is our promise to connect every Airtel customer in the country with ultra-fast Airtel 5G Plus. Our 5G rollout is on track to cover all towns and key rural areas by March 2024.”

Airtel 5G Plus service availability will continue to rapidly expand – including service in all towns and villages in the country soon – as the company is working towards offering nationwide coverage. Airtel is now offering its 5G services in every major city from the upper northern city of Jammu to the southern tip of Kanyakumari.

In the last one year, Airtel has demonstrated the power of 5G with a host of powerful use cases that will change the way customers lead their lives and do business. From India’s first live 5G network in Hyderabad to India’s first private 5G network at the BOSCH facility in Bengaluru to partnering with Mahindra & Mahindra to make its Chakan manufacturing facility, India’s first 5G enabled auto manufacturing unit, Airtel has been at the forefront of 5G innovation.

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