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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.

Former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Raises $50 Million For His New AI Startup

Former Infosys CEO and artificial intelligence evangelist Vishal Sikka raised $50 million for his new startup Vian Systems. News reports have cited regulatory filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission as the primary source for this information. According to…

Data Science Behind Exit Polls 2019: AIM Gives A Sneak Peek

Indian politics has always had a love-hate relationship with Exit Polls. While it undeniably makes for great television, it sometimes inflates expectations for the parties who are predicted to win. Now, the exit poll predictions for the Lok Sabha 2019…

NITI Aayog Urgest Govt To Invest ₹7,500 Crore In New Cloud Platform AIRAWAT

The National Institution for Transforming India or the NITI Aayog, which serves as a think Tank for the central Government, has reportedly requested for ₹7,500 crore in funding for creating a new cloud platform and sponsoring new research institutes. According…

A Day In The Life Of: Cleartrip Analyst Who Loves Classical Music Just As Much As She Loves Data

In our column ‘A Day In The Life Of’, we are trying to step into the shoes of the awesome techies from various organisations who are working in the areas like big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence and the internet…

MeitY’s CSC To Use Artificial Intelligence For Improvement Of Services In Rural Areas

The CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC SPV) is now on its way to use artificial intelligence and data analytics to improve services across sectors such as finance, education, healthcare, and others. This special purpose vehicle has announced a strategic…

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Urges Govt To Use AI To Solve Grassroot Problems

To edge the government towards artificial intelligence, NITI Aayog recently asked the state and central ministries to identify key tech-based projects which can be used to resolve problems in agriculture, education and health, among other sectors. According to a report…

GH Raisoni College Announces BTech In AI, 2nd Institute In India After IIT-H

In a piece of news that may bring glad tidings to all engineering aspirants, noted institute GH Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) is now offering a full-time BTech programme in Artificial Intelligence. Raisoni College has now become the second institute…

Govt Wants All Defence PSUs To Initiate AI Projects, BEL To Invest Upto ₹50 Crore PA

In a move that clearly showcases that the Central Government wants the country to focus on emerging technologies, it is now mandatory for defence public sectors units (DPSU) to initiate projects in artificial intelligence. Gowthama MV, the chairman and managing…

IBM Fires 300 Employees From Service Division To Make Room For More Talent In AI, Cloud

In a piece of news that comes as a shock to the Indian IT community, tech behemoth IBM has recently downsized 300 employees from their services division. According to a report in a noted financial daily, IBM has taken this…

Top 8 FAQs About Data Scientists In India: Answered

India is clearly on a progressive trend when it comes to adopting emerging technologies. Organisations from almost all industries are hiring data science experts in India to help them garner insights from big data. There has been a sharp increase…

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