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.

India Should Invest In AI, Robotics, Blockchain: Economic Survey 2017-18

The Economic Survey 2017-18 on Monday threw key insights in the areas of futuristic technologies. Looking at focusing more manpower and funds for research and development in science and technology sector, the Survey suggested that India needed to make ‘right’…

Driverless Rickshaws May Soon Be A Reality In India, Thanks To New Research At IIIT-Delhi

Driverless auto-rickshaws have been on many people’s minds ever since the episode ‘Hang The DJ’ from Black Mirror was released. The story revolves around a couple in a dystopian walled-off ‘System’ who volunteer for trial romantic relationships. While the episode itself…

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says AI, Robots Will Create Unemployment

While the World Economic Forum this year saw many prominent personalities emphasising the growth and potential in the technology sector — especially artificial intelligence and data analytics — Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba said that AI was…

‘The One Who Controls Data, Will Be The World Leader,’ Says PM Modi At World Economic Forum

Echoing world leaders and their outlook towards the shift in technology, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that data is the real wealth. Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos,…

Coolpad Receives $300 Million Funding From Chinese Property Mogul Chen Hua

Smartphone maker Coolpad, which was in news recently due to its split up with its Chinese backer LeEco, has now received fresh investment of $300 million from Power Sun Ventures. Power Sun Ventures is owned by the Chinese property mogul…

Indian Economy To Reach $5 Trillion By 2025, AI And IoT Will Be Major Contributors, Says NITI Aayog Chief

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday reaffirmed the faith in India’s tech sector by saying that the country was on its way to become a $5 trillion economy in the next eight to nine years. He added that the…

Google Introduces Cloud AutoML In A Bid To Democratise Artificial Intelligence

In a mission to democratise artificial intelligence and make it available for all businesses, global search giant Google introduced Cloud AutoML on 17 January. Cloud AutoML may strike a familiar chord with many due to its relatively low-key launch at…

EnergyTech Startup Bidgely Raises $27 Million In Series C Funding, Sets New Record

Energytech startup Bidgely on Wednesday announced that they had acquired $27 million in the Series C round of financing. Reportedly, this funding has set a record for being the largest round of investment acquired till date for energy disaggregation technology.…

What Is Automated Machine Learning?

Despite the growing need for roles relating to the Analytics field across the globe, entrepreneurs as well as big organisations are always searching for ways to improve the data science workflow. One of the key reasons for the constant search…

Should Robots Be Granted Rights? Where Does Humanity Lie?

What is conscience? The Oxford English Dictionary defines the philosophers’ favourite locution as, “The part of your mind that tells you whether your actions are right or wrong.” While this article isn’t intended to be an English lesson, this term…

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