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.

How Would Beethoven Perform A Song By The Chainsmokers? The Answer Lies With AI

What’s your favourite kind of music? Rock, Pop, Hip-hop, Classical or Jazz? Are your musical preferences based on the performer, or the genre? Now, blurring the lines further, researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence system that asks itself — how…

HCL Launches AI-Powered Services Designed For Enterprises

Software giant HCL Technologies has taken yet another leap into the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its allied areas. Last week, the company announced two AI-powered services designed to provide process transformation platforms and strategic consulting to companies. Named…

Latest Tamil Film ‘Mersal’ To Connect To Its Fans Via AI-Based Chatbot ICONICbot

  Not only big industries, IT firms and SMEs, but the bustling Indian film industry also seems to have joined the Artificial Intelligence bandwagon. According to a report in The Times of India, producers of upcoming film Mersal have partnered…

Chai Point Goes The Tech Way, Uses Apps, IoT, To Serve Corporate Clients

Nobody needs to teach Amuleek Singh Bijral, founder of the wildly popular Chai Point, the importance of tea in the Indian culture. Said to be the second-most consumed beverage in country, Bijral has been riding the success wave with the…

Artificial Intelligence Is Changing How Companies Hire; It’s No Longer Just About Killer Resumés And Vibrant Personality

Looking for the right candidate in any organisation has become more than just finding a person with that attractive resumé, a cover letter with the “it factor” or enthusiastic recommendations. Now, AI is being introduced to one of the key…

Amazon Reportedly Working On A Pet Translator Device That’ll Help Them Talk To Their Humans

  If you envied Dr Doolittle’s abilities to chat with animals, sing songs with them and make sense of their ‘grrrs’, ‘meaows’ and ‘woofs’, your wish may be fulfilled soon. According to a report by futurologist William Higham, backed by…

‘Balls have zero to me to me’: What happened when Facebook’s AI chatbots Bob & Alice created their own language

Barely had the debate over Artificial Intelligence being “too intelligent” had simmered down, and people had stopped talking about the Mark Vs Musk quandary, that another controversy has brought the topic in the limelight. According to a report in the…

Nitin Gadkari’s comment about not allowing driverless cars may be primitive, but can the smart cars handle Indian roads?

Earlier this week when Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Shipping, said that driverless cars won’t be allowed in India, the world sneered. “Weren’t driverless cars the future of transportation,” people commented on social media. “How can such an…

Who Was Maryam Mirzakhani?

Geneius, humble, dedicated, etc, are only a handful of adjectives from the slew of obituaries dedicated to Maryam Mirzakhani, the Fields Medal-winning mathematician, who passed away on July 15, earlier this week. Mirzakhani won accolades all over the world when…

Microsoft’s new AI-based app will help visually impaired people ‘see’ what’s around them

In a move that could potentially expand the horizons of visually-impaired mobile phone users, tech giant Microsoft has released an app for iPhone that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help them “see” the world. The Microsoft iPhone app was released…

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