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.

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…

Mu Sigma Chairman Dhiraj Rajaram buys back ex-wife’s shares in the company, becomes largest stake-holder

In a not-so-surprising move, noted big data unicorn Mu Sigma’s chairman Dhiraj Rajaram bought out a major chunk of shares owned by his former wife Ambiga Subramanian. Rajaram’s move put to rest all the rumours about the company’s leadership which…

Robots as journalists? Google funding new programme to automate writing and compiling local news

Graduating from menial chores on mobile phones and personal computers, artificial intelligence seems to be on its way to our houses and timelines in the form a highly trustworthy medium — the news. Now, Google has granted a fund of…

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