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 Tesco Bengaluru Is Working On Using AI, VR And 3D Modelling In Retail Industry

The red and blue Tesco logo with its brightly-lit aisles is as common a sight in the UK as the traditional kirana shops are in India. When we were invited to visit the retail giant’s Bengaluru facility, we did not…

When And How Can Virtual And Augmented Reality Become Part Of Our Daily Lives?

A panel discussion titled Exploring Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality Landscape was held at the Bengaluru Tech Summit on Friday, featuring Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung India; Vivek Jain, Director, Flippar; Sriram Ganesh, CEO, WhooDat; Shridhar Garge, Head of Professional Visualisation…

Karnataka To Launch Centre Of Excellence For AI And Data Science

The Government of Karnataka on Friday announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DS&AI), with NASSCOM as its program and implementation partner. To be established with an estimated investment of ₹40 crore, the…

All the Predictions that Ray Kurzweil Ever Made On AI

Futurist Ray Kurzweil had once famously said that timing was important for everything — from investing in the stock market, to romance. Kurzweil, a noted author and director of engineering at Google, applies the same logic to technology and inventions…

WiFi Analytics Startup i2e1 Raises $3 Million In Series A Funding

Delhi-based WiFi analytics startup i2e1 (information to everyone) has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by impact investment firm Omidyar Network. A statement released by i2e1 said that some of organisation’s existing investors, Auxano Ventures and 3one4 Capital…

Crisil To Acquire Data Analytics Company Pragmatix For ₹56 Crore

Crisil, one of India’s noted providers of ratings, data, research, analytics and solutions has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pragmatix Services Private Limited for ₹56 crore. Founded by banking professionals, Pragmatix is a data analytics company focused on delivering…

Bill Gates Defends Increasing Use Of Artificial Intelligence

Joining in the growing number of supporters of people who think Artificial Intelligence is helping mankind, Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently said that its benefits outweigh its pitfalls. Gates was speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,…

Computer Trained To Recognise ‘Healthiest’ Person, Can Accurately Predict BMI, Body Fat, Blood Pressure By Scanning A Face

Based on a study by author and Macquarie University psychology researcher Dr Ian Stephen, a computer model has now been trained to recognise a prospective “attractive” person. Attraction between two people may not just be the result of toned abs,…

Chatbot Developer Active.Ai Raises $8.25 Million In Series A Round

Active.ai, a Singapore based fintech startup with an innovation lab in Bengaluru, has raised $8.25 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Vertex Ventures, Creditease Holdings and Dream Incubator. As part of the deal, Vertex managing partner Ben…

Mu Sigma Ex-CEO Ambiga Subramanian To Launch New Social Networking App That Revolves Around Anonymity

Mu Sigma’s former CEO Ambiga Subramanian and Goutham Ekollu, ex-head of operations at the company, have co-founded hyphen.social, new a social-networking application. “Our primary focus is to increase social engagement within the social network. The way that’s done on this…

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