October 2020

AI Militarization

Crucial Understandings of India’s AI Militarization Landscape – A Comparative Perspective from China

In this article, Nitisha Agrawal and Achyut Tewari (students of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur) decode AI Militarisation in the Indian landscape. In Part I of the series, the authors introduce the scope of AI in armed forces and delineate the steps taken by India to bolster the use of technology for surveillance, threat detection and mapping.

Tech Law Series Algorithmic Journalism

Algorithmic Journalism and the False Equivalence of Ideological Conflicts

In this guest post, Abhivardhan (CEO of Internationalism and Founder of Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence) discusses the false equivalence of ideological conflicts vis-à-vis algorithmic journalism. The author argues that algorithmic moderation on social-media which is guided by political ideologies is an unwarranted form of private censorship. Finally, the author suggests certain reforms.

Public Policy Arbitral Award

Has The ‘Unruly Horse of Public Policy’ Digressed from Its Path?

In this article, Achintaya Soni, a third-year law student at University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, has discussed the implications of the recent Supreme Court judgement in NAFED v. Alimenta on enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The author argues that the interpretation of ‘public policy’by the judiciary is unpredictable and emphasizes the need to narrowly and uniformly interpret the term under the 1996 Arbitration Act.


Beware Proxy Advisers! The Big Brother is Watching: Key Issues with SEBI’S puzzling Guidelines for Proxy Advisers

In this post, the author argues that the recent SEBI Procedural Guidelines may undermine the liberty of the businesses’ voting advice and establish formidable barriers to entry for new firms. The author also contends that the broadcast of confidential information (i.e. research methods and techniques) by proxy advisers would destroy their business model.