Prajakta Hebbar
Prajakta Hebbar
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Prajakta is a Writer/Editor/Social Media diva. Lover of all that is 'quaint', her favourite things include dogs, Starbucks, butter popcorn, Jane Austen novels and neo-noir films. She has previously worked for HuffPost, CNN IBN, The Indian Express and Bose.

India The Next Destination For FinTech, Blockchain The New Mantra: PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week gave a keynote address at the Singapore FinTech Festival. He emphasised the importance of fintech in the global economy and said that it should be a movement that can improve the lives of the world’s most…

RPA Startup Automation Anywhere Gets $300 Million From SoftBank Vision Fund

Automation Anywhere, a Robotic Process Automation startup, announced that they have raised $300 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund. The funding is subject to regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions and is an expansion to the company’s…

Andrew Ng Launches New ‘AI For Everyone’ Programme For Non-Technical Business Leaders

Andrew Ng, one of the foremost artificial intelligence experts, has been working hard to train and more professionals on a large scale. An early adopter of AI, Ng has been trying to bring New Tech to the masses through his MOOC…

Mindtree Partners With IISc Bangalore To Advance Research In Artificial Intelligence

Mindtree, a technology services and digital transformation company, announced on Wednesday that they had created an endowment focused on artificial intelligence research with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc). This partnership is aimed at facilitating teaching and research for…

NASA To Invite Designs To Build Self-Assembling Lunar Robot With AI

In a bid to challenge and encourage the scientific community, NASA is planning to launch a public outreach programme to invite help to design and build a self-assembling robot with artificial intelligence. This robot will be then sent to explore…

Maharashtra CM Launches New Artificial Intelligence Centre For Rural Healthcare

The Government of Maharashtra on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the NITI Aayog and Wadhwani AI group to launch the International Centre for Transformational Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) focusing on the rural healthcare. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that this…

Marvel Comics Visionary Stan Lee Imagined A World Full Of Possibilities, Including An AI Sidekick

Be it a fan from any “universe”, on 12 November 2018, all comic book buffs mourned the death of Stan Lee, the smiling, cocky Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling. The legendary writer…

SEBI Shortlists 7 Companies To Bolster Their Analytics, Cloud Capabilities

The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the regulator for the securities market, has shortlisted seven tech firms to bolster its analytics capabilities, build a storage cloud and automate the inspection of brokers. According to a leading newswire, the seven firms are…

Survey Results: What Do Students Look For In A Data Science Course?

Analytics and data science have seen rapid adoption across all sectors. This month, we decided to find out what students look for when it comes to upskilling or educating themselves in this buzzing field. Be it the programme construct, brand…

China’s Big Data Hub Guiyang Looks At Direct Air Link With Bengaluru

Big Data has seen a swift rise in China with Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou, becoming the pilot zone for Big Data. Since gaining popularity in the country, it has seen wide applications in government management, business and daily life. In fact,…

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