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.

Will AI Make Novelists Redundant? Evolution From Plot Generators To What-If Machines

One of the major “burn” scenes between a robot and a human is from the 2004 neo-noir dystopian film I, Robot. It occurs when a robot asks the answer to the same question the film’s protagonist poses to him. Will…

Will PM Modi’s Insistence On Using Data Analytics To Track Undeclared Wealth Wreck People’s Digital Lives?

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked tax officials to use data analytics to track undeclared wealth for efficient tax administration last week, it was looked upon as the inevitable step after 2016’s demonetisation drive. In fact, experts suggest that the…

How This IIT & Columbia University Alum Created A 200+ Strong Analytics Services Organisation In Just 6 Years

For Paavan Choudary, founder and CEO of Merilytics, an analytics firm based in Hyderabad, decision science is a quotidian task. While Decision Science is defined as “a collaborative approach involving mathematical formulae, business tactics, technological applications and behavioral sciences to…

8 Real Life Examples When Algorithms Turned Rogue, Causing Disastrous Results

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have made human lives easier, but there’s no denying that if the deftly-written algorithm goes wrong, the results can be disastrous. From actual deaths, racism and monetary losses, the algorithms have the power to create…

11 Things We Do Offline That Add Us To Big Data

In today’s world, a person is easily decoded into a collection of his or her online activities. From tweets, status updates, group chats, photos, videos, to browser data history, favourite sites and playlists — every things we do when we’re…

This IIT & MIT Graduate Is Enabling Efficient App Testing Using Artificial Intelligence

  With the rise of smartphones — especially affordable smartphones — the number of mobile phone apps used in India has also increased dramatically. In fact, the mobile app market in the country saw a sharp rise in 2016, outpacing…

Artificial Intelligence Is Writing The Next Game Of Thrones Book, And It May Just Have Proved Some Long-Held Fan Theories

Tyrion could hear Lord Aemon’s coughing. “I miss for it. Why did you proper?” “I feared Master Sansa, Ser,” Ser Jaime reminded her. “She Baratheon is one of the crossing. The second sons of your onion concubine.” The above excerpt…

Mobikon Secures $7 Million Funding For Restaurant Dashboard

  Mobikon a noted customer engagement and analytics platform for hospitality industry has raised $7 million in its third round of institutional funding. The three lead investors are Sistema Asia Fund, C31 Ventures and Qualgro. According to the press statement,…

9 TED Talks About Artificial Intelligence That Will Allay Our Moral, Ethical And Technical Doubts

Are you a student eager to learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) or are you a professional looking for informative videos in your area of interest? Whoever you are, be assured that not just enthusiasts and practitioners, but also the…

Alan Turing Letters Found In A Cabinet In UK University After more than 30 Years

“I detest America.” This was written in one of the 150-odd letters from famous British code-breaker Alan Turing, which have just been found in an old filing cabinet in a UK university. Reportedly the letters date back to early 1949-1954,…

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