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.

IISc Joins Hands With BESCOM To Develop AI-Powered Voice Bot

In today’s bleak times where Bengaluru suffers from random power outages, this new initiative by the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (BESCOM), will bring a glimmer of hope in the lives of numerous frustrated…

Survey: Challenges Faced In Data Science Sector — 2019

Analytics and Data Science industry has seen a sharp increase in terms of demand for insights and has opened jobs for highly-skilled professionals. Be it Fortune 500 name or startups — everyone is using analytics to garner insights from data.…

A Day In The Life Of: A Machine Learning Engineer Who Wants To Keep The Planet Clean & Green

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

IIT Guwahati Develops AI-Powered Chatbot ALBELA To Support 1st Year Students

In an interesting invention that will help student communication, a team of postgraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati are developing an artificial intelligence-enabled chatbot called ALBELA. Created by the researchers from the Department of EEE and their…

Facebook Rolls Out Facial Recognition Feature, Keeps Its Default Setting ‘Off’

Social media giant Facebook has rolled out its much-awaited facial recognition feature to all users, but has kept its default setting on ‘off’ mode. In a blog post earlier this week, Facebook said that their new facial recognition feature will…

India To Implement Faceless Tax Assessment Using Artificial Intelligence By Oct

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this week announced that India will be using artificial intelligence and machine learning in the tax assessment process system from October 2019. In doing, so, India will become one of the first countries to adopt…

‘Only 10% The C-Suite Will Use Experience-Backed Intuition To Make Key Decisions By 2027,’ And Other Insights From RACE360

“When technologies like artificial intelligence, internet of things, Blockchain, cybersecurity and 5G come together, that is when real disruption takes place and innovation happens,” said Deepak Lalan Associate Director and Lead – Blockchain Practice, Accenture Advanced Technology Centers in India…

A Day In The Life Of: A Techie Who Has Found The Right Balance Between Automation & Entrepreneurship

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

Flipkart Adds 340 Little Robots To Its Workforce Ahead Of The Big Billion Day Sale

Indian e-tailer Flipkart has reportedly quadrupled its robots or automated guided vehicles (AGVs) ahead of their flagship pre-Diwali sale called the Big Billion Day. Launched in May this year, Flipkart had started of with 100 of these robots and now…

India To Unveil Cybersecurity Strategy Policy By January 2020

India is reportedly set to release its first-ever cybersecurity policy by January 2020. Speaking at an event, Rajesh Pant, the national cybersecurity coordinator on cyber policies, told a news wire, “India’s cybersecurity strategy policy will be released in January 2020…

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