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.

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…

Narayana Murthy Calls AI ‘More Hype Than Reality’, Accuses Tech Leaders Of Self-Indulgence

Yet another public personality has spoken about the pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence. This time, Infosys co-founder and celebrated corporate thought leader NR Narayana Murthy has gone on record to say that AI was “more of a hype than reality” and that…

Alibaba Cloud Comes To India; Direct Competition With Amazon, Google, Microsoft

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to enter the Indian market with its cloud-computing arm, Alibaba Cloud. The group’s entry in Asia’s second-largest country will accelerate the growth this sector has been seeing with existing players such as Microsoft’s Azure…

How To Counter AI Revolution In Public Sector: NITI Aayog Proposes Scheme To Skill Labour

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), a policy think tank of the Indian Government, recently proposed that the country should be ready to tackle the side-effects of automation, particularly unemployment. At a time when automation and Artificial Intelligence…

AI Trained To Detect Child Abuse Images To Save Police From Trauma

In a move to spare police force the trauma, artificial intelligence is set to take on the gruelling task of scanning for images of child abuse on suspects’ phones and computers. In a move that is considered to be humane…

Mumbai University To Set Up First-Of-Its-Kind Institute For Artificial Intelligence

Mumbai University’s Vidyanagari campus is set to get a brand new research and educational institute for Artificial Intelligence. The first-of-its-kind centre aims at finding solutions to social challenges by using modern techniques such as artificial intelligence and data science, among others. Devanand…

Andrew Ng Plans To Revitalise Manufacturing Through Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence expert Andrew Ng on Thursday announced the launch of a new company Landing.ai, which will help make large manufacturing companies more efficient by using AI. Ng, who has had famous stints in Google as well as Baidu, had…

Microsoft’s Launch Of Azure Stack In India Has Heated Up The Competition

In an effort to accelerate businesses’ move to cloud computing, Microsoft on Wednesday launched its Azure Stack in India. The product is an extension of Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and promises feature such as: Speed up development with consistent processes,…

Google To Launch Artificial Intelligence Research Centre In China

Alphabet Inc’s Google is expanding its horizons into Artificial Intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China. Even though its search services are still blocked in the country, the tech giant said on Wednesday that Asia’s first such centre…

NASA Explores AI-Driven Cognitive Radios For Space Communications

NASA spacecrafts, which typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth, are now looking at cognitive radios — the infusion of artificial intelligence into space communications networks — to meet demand and increase efficiency. Specific portions of the electromagnetic…

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