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    1. New system detects sarcasm on social media

      New system detects sarcasm on social media

      Scientists have developed a new system that can detect sarcasm in social media posts, and interpret it for people with autism and Asperger's syndrome who have difficulty understanding such statements.

      "There are a lot of systems designed to identify sarcasm, but this is the first that is able to interpret sarcasm in written text," said Lotam Peled, graduate student at Technion- Israel Institute of Technology.

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    2. Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media

      Researchers develop system to detect sarcasm on social media

      To help people with autism, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humour, researchers have developed a system for interpreting sarcastic statements posted on social media. "There are a lot of systems designed to identify sarcasm, but this is the first that is able to interpret sarcasm in written text," said Lotam Peled from Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology.

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    3. Need to establish legal infrastructure for India to take lead in AI field: Study

      Need to establish legal infrastructure for India to take lead in AI field: Study

      Developing an ecosystem fostering innovation imperative India should take lead in establishing a legal infrastructure on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to become a frontrunner, suggested a recent ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study. The jointly conducted study by ASSOCHAM-PwC highlighted how an early public sector interest could trigger a spurt of activity in the AI field in India, instead of waiting for technology to reach a level where regulatory intervention becomes necessary.

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    4. NIIT University addresses IT industry's urgent need for next gen digitally skilled engineers

      NIIT University addresses IT industry's urgent need for next gen digitally skilled engineers

      Established with a vision to be the role model of learning, research, innovation and sustainability for the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU), has introduced pioneering digital transformation technologies in its curriculum. Towards this, NU has introduced B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) program with an emphasis on digital transformation technologies, to rise-up to the urgent need faced by the IT industry for Next Gen digitally skilled engineers. The new B.

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    5. Infosys launches integrated AI platform to boost digital tech services News

      Infosys launches integrated AI platform to boost digital tech services News

      Infosys has introduced a next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Nia, to strengthen its digital technology-based services. Nia builds on Mana, the first AI platform introduced by the software services major last year. It also includes the robotic process automation capabilities of AssistEdge, another Infosys solution. The integrated platform will add a layer of forecasting in businesses across the sector, be it demand in manufacturing or risk-profiling.

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    6. Infosys advances after launching new product

      Infosys advances after launching new product

      Infosys rose 0.65% to 920 at 9:25 IST on BSE after the company announced that it has launched Infosys Nia-the next generation integrated artificial intelligence platform. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 26 April 2017. Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 29.62 points, or 0.1% to 30,125.53. On the BSE, 6,429 shares were traded in the counter so far, compared with average daily volumes of 2.62 lakh shares in the past one quarter.

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    7. Speech for the President on the first convocation of the English

      Speech for the President on the first convocation of the English

      Speech for the President on the first convocation of the English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad on 26.04.2017

      It is indeed a pleasure to be here today for the first convocation of the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). It is a young university although with a rich history of teaching and teacher training since its inception as the Central Institute of English, which was established as part of the vision of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru for new India in 1958 and later as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages in 1972. 2 Regional campuses ...

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    8. Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages

      Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages

      Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India on Tuesday unveiled new products on advancement in machine learning for Indian languages. Google also announced that the neural machine translation is now available for nine Indian languages -- Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. "Google wants to extend internet for every Indian. We have identified gaps that bar Indians from accessing the internet.

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    9. Google introduces machine-learning products for nine Indian languages

      Google introduces machine-learning products for nine Indian languages

      Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India on Tuesday unveiled new products on advancement in machine learning for Indian languages. Google also announced that the neural machine translation is now available for nine Indian languages -- Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. " Google wants to extend the internet for every Indian. We have identified gaps that bar Indians from accessing the internet.

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    10. Google set to deploy next-gen machine learning for Indian languages

      Google set to deploy next-gen machine learning for Indian languages

      Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India is slated to unveil new products on advancement in machine learning for the Indian languages, the company said on Friday. In an event to be organised here on April 25, Google will also share findings from a new report by Google and KPMG India, titled "Indian Languages-Defining India's Internet".

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    11. 10 young fintech start-ups playing with disruptive tech in India

      10 young fintech start-ups playing with disruptive tech in India

      A fintech transformation is under way in India. It began with the government working with tech evangelists to lay out the infrastructure: a biometrics-based Aadhaar ID for every citizen to enable authentication, and a unified payments interface (UPI) to simplify money transfer. Here are the ten potential disruptors: Fingpay Fingpay uses Aadhaar ID and biometric authentication to let merchants accepts digital payments even from customers who don’t have a card or wallet.

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    12. Its time India build a future around cognitive: IBM President

      Its time India build a future around cognitive: IBM President

      Global tech giant IBM today said working on cognitive computing that helps in decision making is the future for India, which is already a leader in information technology.

      "As a country, India has been digitising and digitising the world. The foundation is in place. Digital is the foundation. India's next path is to now make the world cognitive. That would be the difference maker," its chairwoman, president and chief executive Ginni Rometty said at the annual NILF here.

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    13. Jio is for affordability in a world where data is new oil: Mukesh Ambani (Repeating for all needing)

      Jio is for affordability in a world where data is new oil: Mukesh Ambani (Repeating for all needing)

      Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday the company's newly-launched telecom venture Reliance Jio stands for affordability and data is the new oil in the industry. "Jio was conceived at a time when the world was fast digitising. What the Jio platform offers is partner with the next generation to solve problems for India to make sure our industries are more productive," Ambani said. "To my mind, data is the new natural resource.

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    14. Trump can be a blessing in disguise for IT players: Mukesh Ambani

      Trump can be a blessing in disguise for IT players: Mukesh Ambani

      As US president Donald Trump keeps the world on tenterhooks with his protectionist ways that can have a debilitating impact on the Indian IT sector, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday advised the industry to look at it as a blessing in disguise to focus on home market.

      "Trump can actually be a blessing in disguise. The domestic IT industry can focus on solving problems right here, which is a huge market," Ambani told the three-day Nasscom leadership forum that opened here on Wednesday.

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    15. Chandra tells students to pursue social entrepreneurship

      Chandra tells students to pursue social entrepreneurship

      Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran on Monday stressed on the need to focus on social entrepreneurship programmes and suggested students to do a number of social projects, synthesising the real problems using artificial intelligence and machine learning. He was here to inaugurate FC Kohli Research Block on Monday.

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    16. Chandrasekaran inaugurates Kohli Research Block at IIIT-H

      Chandrasekaran inaugurates Kohli Research Block at IIIT-H

      Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran today inaugurated the Kohli Research Block at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.

      Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems was launched in July 2015 with CSR funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Foundation to give a fillip to research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the area of Intelligent Systems.

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    17. Intelligent Systems centre launched at IIIT Hyderabad

      Intelligent Systems centre launched at IIIT Hyderabad

      The Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) was inaugurated at International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad here on Monday. The KCIS has been set up with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Foundation to give a fillip to research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the area of intelligent systems. The Kohli Research Block was set up on the IIIT campus with 60,000 sq.ft.

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    18. Robots will take jobs, but not as fast as some fear, says report

      Robots will take jobs, but not as fast as some fear, says report

      Robots will take jobs, but not as fast as some fear, says report Differing assumptions, and sheer uncertainty about the future, explain the conflicting outlooks January 14, 2017 Last Updated at 01:10 IST email this article Type address separated by commas Your Email: Enter the characters shown in the image.

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    19. Microsoft is asking start-ups to dance with it into the new year

      Microsoft is asking start-ups to dance with it into the new year

      The Power of the Hybrid Cloud Microsoft is asking start-ups to dance with it into the new year In a rare Microsoft investment in China, it even funded an AI butler start-up, In a rare Microsoft investment in China, it even funded an AI butler start-up, Microsoft is throwing the kitchen sink at artificial intelligence – and so are Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Apple.

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