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.

IIT-H Student Wins Award For Inventing Self-Learning Bot Who Speaks Like Humans

Creating waves in the new tech world, 29-year-old Kannan Chandrasekaran from IIT Hyderabad bagged a whopping cash prize of ₹150,000 at the Samsung Innovation Awards 2018. Chandrasekaran won the first prize at the event for his self-learning bot that can read through and…

IIT Delhi Establishes Chair In AI After Noted Alumnus & Global Innovation Index Architect Soumitra Dutta

As a generous gesture towards their alma mater IIT Delhi, noted academicians Professor Soumitra Dutta and Dr Lourdes Casanova signed a memorandum of understanding for constituting “The Soumitra Dutta Chair in Artificial Intelligence”. The two alumni have also pledged a…

Indian Railways To Use AI For Crowd Control During Kumbh Mela 2019

The Indian Railways are set to use future-forward technologies like artificial intelligence and data analytics to manage the throng of crowds which are to visit the upcoming Kumbh Mela. The Railway Ministry is also planning to deploy 800 special trains…

CropIn Tech Raises $8 Million In Series B Funding Led By Chiratae Ventures, Gates Foundation

Noted future-ready farming solutions company CropIn Technology this week raised $8 million in Series B funding. The funding for this round was led by Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund. Krishna Kumar, co-founder…

BlackBerry To Acquire Cybersecurity Firm Cylance, Will Use New AI For Their Spark EoT Platform

BlackBerry Limited this week today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, for $1.4 billion in cash. Reportedly, the smartphone maker will also assume the unvested employee incentive awards.…

Kerala Signs MoU With Airbus Bizlab, To Get New Innovation Centre

The Kerala state government ended the last week with a bang as they signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus BizLab to open a state-of-the-art innovation centre. This centre will be the nodal body for planning and executing all the…

How Blockchain Has Found Revolutionary Uses In Politics, Art And The #MeToo Campaign

Blockchain technology took some time to find its true potential. It has always been associated with digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. This technology has since been extrapolated for use in other industries, but there is still more potential…

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…

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