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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Gartner Says by 2019, 20 Percent of User Interactions With Smartphones Will Take Place via VPAs

      Gartner Says by 2019, 20 Percent of User Interactions With Smartphones Will Take Place via VPAs

      Many Mobile App Interfaces Will Become Subservants of VPAs Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, 20 percent of all user interactions with the smartphone will take place via virtual personal assistants (VPAs).

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    11. Video: Morgan Freeman is the voice of Mark Zuckerberg's personal AI

      Video: Morgan Freeman is the voice of Mark Zuckerberg's personal AI

      Inspired by Iron Man's artificial assistant (AI) "Jarvis" and his capabilities, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has coded and developed his own "Jarvis" to run his home. In a blog post, Zuckerberg said that his personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run his home — like Jarvis in "Iron Man". And he got none other than Morgan Freeman as the voice of Jarvis. He personally called him to voice Jarvis.

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    12. Video: Zuckerberg's Jarvis personal AI has Morgan Freeman's voice

      Video: Zuckerberg's Jarvis personal AI has Morgan Freeman's voice

      Video: Zuckerberg's Jarvis personal AI has Morgan Freeman's voice Jarvis can talk to phone and computer, control home, including lights, temperature, security, etc Jarvis can talk to on his phone and computer, control his home, including lights, temperature, and security, etc Inspired by Iron Man's artificial assistant (AI) "Jarvis" and his capabilities, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has coded and developed his own "Jarvis" to run his home.

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    13. Zuckerberg builds AI assistant 'Jarvis' to run his home

      Zuckerberg builds AI assistant 'Jarvis' to run his home

      Inspired by Iron Man's artificial assistant (AI) "Jarvis" and his capabilities, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has coded and developed his own "Jarvis" to run his home. In a blog post, Zuckerberg said that his personal challenge for 2016 was to build a simple AI to run his home -- like Jarvis in "Iron Man". "My goal was to learn about the state of artificial intelligence -- where we are further along than people realise and where we are still a long ways off," he wrote in the post on Monday.

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    14. Mark Zuckerberg builds AI assistant 'Jarvis' to run his home

      Mark Zuckerberg builds AI assistant 'Jarvis' to run his home

      Rs 3 lakh health coverage at Rs 11 per day Mark Zuckerberg builds AI assistant 'Jarvis' to run his home Zuckerberg built a simple AI that he can talk to on his phone and computer, can control his home, including lights, temperature Zuckerberg built a simple AI that he can talk to on his phone and computer, can control his home, including lights, temperature Inspired by Iron Man's artificial assistant (AI) "Jarvis" and his capabilities, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has coded and developed his own "Jarvis" to run his home. In a blog post, Zuckerberg said that his personal ...

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    15. Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

      Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home

      The Power of the Hybrid Cloud Zuckerberg builds software butler for his home Mark Zuckerberg's artificial intelligence-imbued software "butler" -- named Jarvis -- is now in service, and even plays with his family, the Facebook chief said today. Zuckerberg took on the personal project this year, devoting about 100 hours to making a system inspired by the "Iron Man" film character Jarvis as a virtual assistant to help manage his household.

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    16. Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

      Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

      Advertisements Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health? The habitual nature of people means this data could be used to give insight into our mental wellbeing The habitual nature of people means this data could be used to give insight into our mental wellbeing Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what music we listen to, who we speak to, just to name a few.

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    17. 63 Moons launches trading platform

      63 Moons launches trading platform

      6 mistakes to avoid while trading online 63 Moons launches trading platform Available in English, Hindi and Gujarati, the platform provides stock updates in real time and traders can buy or sell stocks based on developments Available in English, Hindi and Gujarati, the platform provides stock updates in real time and traders can buy or sell stocks based on developments 63 Moons Technologies, formerly Financial Technologies India, has introduced a trading platform for the equity markets.

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    18. 63 moons launches 4 new products on ODIN platform

      63 moons launches 4 new products on ODIN platform

      63 moons Technologies (formerly FTIL) today announced the launch of four new products and services on its ODIN platform, which it said will be the new trendsetters in fintech space.

      "We have launched products and services like ODIN Wave, a cutting-edge mobile trading platform, ODIN VAS is our value-added service offering; ODIN eKYC that allows instant account opening and client registration and ODIN Joytrader which is a new way of trading that brings gamification and speed together," 63moons President & CEO - Brokerage Technology Solution Keshav Samant, told reporters here.

      The company's flagship product, ODIN, is dominating with nearly 80 per ...

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    19. Infosys partners with UNSILO

      Infosys partners with UNSILO

      Infosys invests DKK 14,920,000 from its Innovation Fund in UNSILO Infosys announced that it has made an investment of DKK 14,920,000 from its Innovation Fund in UNSILO, a Danish artificial intelligence startup focused on advanced text analysis. UNSILO uses a unique combination of machine-learning and natural language processing to analyze large quantities of text and improve the speed and effectiveness of knowledge workers across many industries.

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    20. Amdocs launches Nest to foster innovation among employees worldwide

      Amdocs launches Nest to foster innovation among employees worldwide

      Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions,on Wednesday announced Nest, which is specifically designed methodology to foster and encourage innovation across its worldwide employees. The Nest program will provide Amdocs employees industry-wide best practice methodologies in innovation, along with supporting innovation mentorship, that help employees to define, refine, validate, evolve and transform creative ideas into tangible business opportunities.

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    21. AI system improves performance by surfing on internet

      AI system improves performance by surfing on internet

      Researchers from the US have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that surfs the internet, extracts information from the available plain text and organises it for quantitative analysis in very less time.

      Recently at the Association for Computational Linguistics' Conference on Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory won a best-paper award for a new approach to information extraction that turns conventional machine learning on its head. Most machine-learning systems work by combing through training examples and looking for patterns that correspond to classifications provided by human ...

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    22. Fitkids acquires ThinkLabs; adds 100 more schools to portfolio

      Fitkids acquires ThinkLabs; adds 100 more schools to portfolio

      Education firm FitKids announced on Wednesday that it has acquired ThinkLABS in an all-cash deal funded by internal accruals of the company. ThinkLabs is a company that provides hands-on science and technology education provider. The acquisition of ThinkLABS adds about 100 more schools to the existing portfolio of 160 schools. FitKids, with a revenue of Rs 27 crore, did not disclose the transaction value.

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    23. Now, book a room with OYO through Niki bot

      Now, book a room with OYO through Niki bot

      India's largest branded network of hotels OYO has entered into a partnership with niki.ai, enabling users to book an OYO room using niki.ai's bot - a unique personal assistant application powered by artificial intelligence. Consumers can now easily search and book OYO hotels using Niki chat interface. "At OYO, we are constantly innovating with our product stack to add delight and offer convenience to our customers.

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