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.

Hitachi Introduces Data-Driven Solutions Firm Vantara In India

Japanese tech major Hitachi Ltd on November 9 introduced Hitachi Vantara in India which is set to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. The new firm will help enterprises by bringing new data-driven solutions and services to the…

Ola Partners With Microsoft To Build Connected Vehicle Platform

Indian-origin cab-hailing application Ola has joined hands with tech giant Microsoft to build a connected vehicle platform. This partnership is to help Ola access their cloud infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence and productivity tools to improve passenger experience and enable predictive maintenance…

Qubole Raises $25 Million In Funding Led By Singtel Innov8 And Harmony Partners

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced on Thursday that it had closed a $25 million strategic round of funding led by Singtel Innov8 and Harmony Partners with participation from existing investors Charles River Ventures (CRV), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture…

Satya Nadella On AI, Digital Privacy And The Responsibility Of Technology

Repeating Spider Man’s dialogue almost verbatim, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about how technological advancements brought great opportunities (power), which should be used with great responsibility. Specifically sharing his experiences about how India has evolved from being a service provider…

Infosys Co-Founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Invests In Big Data Startup Crayon

Infosys co-founder Kris (Senapathy) Gopalakrishnan has invested an undisclosed amount in the Singapore and Chennai-based Big Data company Crayon Data. Reportedly, the investment is part of Crayon Data’s Series A2 round of funding. According to the company statement, the company…

After Sophia It’s Mirai: Japan Grants Its First Residency To AI

Following on the footsteps of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Japan has now officially granted residence to an artificial intelligence. Japan’s special citizen’s name is Shibuya Mirai and exists only as a chatbot on the popular Line messaging app. Interestingly,…

Stephen Hawking Says AI May Replace Humans Entirely

  Noted physicist Stephen Hawking once again rung the alarm bells about Artificial Intelligence where he said that AI would eventually “replace” humans. Speaking to an online publication, Hawking said, “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether… If people…

MIT Creates AI Writer To Pen Horror Stories

It may not exactly be Dracula or Frankenstein, but this new AI-based programme created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers will now attempt to really try and scare humans. The programme named ‘Shelley’, a wry nod to the creator of…

Top 5 Blogs On Deep Learning That Will Enlighten Everyone — From CXOs To AI Enthusiasts

Deep Learning, a new area of Machine Learning research, is often clubbed together with it. But with advanced research happening in the areas of Deep Learning specifically, it is important for all AI enthusiasts to understand and keep up with…

AI-Powered Fraud Prevention Startup ThirdWatch Raises Angel Funding

Artificial Intelligence-powered fraud prevention startup ThirdWatch has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from Indian Angel Network (IAN). The one-and-a-half year old Gurgaon-based startup’s key product is Mitra, an AI-based programme which evaluates and flags every transaction as ‘genuine’…

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