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.

AI-Powered Concierge App Dunzo Gets Backing From Cognizant Co-Founder

Artificial intelligence-powered app Dunzo bagged a premium investor this month in the form of Cognizant’s co-founder and former CEO Lakshmi Narayan. In fact, the concierge app raised $3.1 million in total from their Series C funding. The Bengaluru-based app got big…

US President Trump Signs New AI Initiative, Critics Think It Missed The Mark

US President Donald Trump this week signed an executive order to fast-track the development and regulation of artificial intelligence in the country. This move is a part of their American AI Initiative and aims to better educate workers, improve access to cloud computing,…

E-Sports Analytics Company Vidooly Raises $2 Million From Times Internet, Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Indian media giant Times Internet have joined hands for a Series C funding worth $2 million to invest in an e-sports analytics venture Vidooly. According to reports, Vidooly has raised ₹ 71 lakh from Times Internet…

Publicis Sapient Elevates Nigel Vaz As Global CEO

Publicis Groupe on Monday announced that Nigel Vaz will become global Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Sapient. Vaz was previously the CEO of Publicis Sapient International (EMEA and APAC), and will now be in charge of leading Publicis Sapient’s 35 offices…

IIT Mandi Hosts Innovative Winter School On Cognitive Modelling

The Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, became the first institute in India to host a ‘Winter School on Cognitive Modeling’. IIT Mandi invited national and international researchers and professionals to train students on the best practices in the area of…

A Day In The Life Of: ThoughtWorks Techie Who Is A Persistent Unblocker

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 Emerging Tech areas like big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence and the…

Budget 2019: A 360-Degree View Of The Latest Announcements In Emerging Technologies

After path-breaking announcements in the field of artificial intelligence, data analytics and other emerging technologies in the year 2018-19, industry insiders had many hopes from this year’s interim budget. However, apart from a handful of key announcements, the interim budget…

Microsoft To Focus On The North East India, Will Use AI & Cloud For Digital Transformation

Microsoft India this week announced their plan to increase investments in the eight North Eastern states of India. The company said that they will focus on the education sector, enhancing transportation and utilities and enable better citizen services in the…

Odisha Tourism Dept Uses AI, Analytics To Revamp Website

In a big to give a push to its burgeoning tourism and attract more foreign tourists, the Odisha state tourism department has completely revamped their website. Their new portal works on Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), comprehensive content management solution, that uses artificial…

Google To Verify Political Ads For Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Data Science To Play Big Role

In a bid to bring more transparency to the upcoming Google this week announced an updated election advertisement policy where the search engine giant would be providing comprehensive information about who is purchasing these political ads and how much are…

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