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    1. AI and Data Science: Accelerating supply chain industry

      AI and Data Science: Accelerating supply chain industry

      Supply chain is perhaps the most data-rich environment in the businesses of today. A mere mention of Artificial Intelligence would have our heads spinning, thinking about the latest sci-fi movie, robots conspiring to overtake human existence, space travels and whatnot. However, outside the realms of science fiction, the technology has been majorly helping organizations sift through heavy data sets to discover anomalies and best practices.

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    2. Apple releases macOS High Sierra as a free update to all

      Apple releases macOS High Sierra as a free update to all

      With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain powerful new core storage, video and graphics technologies. Apple claims that its new file system ensures efficient and reliable storage, and support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that brings stunning 4K video at lower file sizes. Apple announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of its desktop operating system, and is now available as a free update.

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      Mentions: Apple Adobe API
    3. IIIT-Hyderabad student wins prize

      IIIT-Hyderabad student wins prize

      IIIT-Hyderabad Hyderabad: IIIT-Hyderabad student G. Drushti Apoorva and Prof. Radhika Mamidi from the Natural Language Pr-ocessing Machine Translation Lab has won a prize at the 15th International Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics. The paper titled Bolly: Annotation of Sentiment Polarity in Bollywood Lyrics Dataset. It can be used by researchers in the field of Hindi lyrics.

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    4. Machine learning to be used for patient care

      Machine learning to be used for patient care

      One team built a machine-learning approach called ‘ICU Intervene” which takes large amounts of intensive-care-unit data. Doctors of today are often inundated with signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be hard to integrate and monitor all of these data for multiple patients while making real-time treatment decisions, especially when data is documented inconsistently across hospitals.

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      Mentions: EHR
    5. Google acquires Bengaluru firm Halli Labs

      Google acquires Bengaluru firm Halli Labs

      The four-month-old startup has been working on speed recognition and natural language processing among others. Bengaluru: American search and technology giant Google has acquired four-month old Bengaluru-based AI-focused start-up Halli Labs for an undisclosed amount. “We are thrilled to share the news that the Halli Labs team is joining Google,” the company, which named after a Kannada word for village, announced in a blog post on its website. The news was confirmed by Google later.

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      Mentions: India Google Kannada
    6. A computer that reads body language

      A computer that reads body language

      This real-time detector sees hand poses and tracks multiple people. (Image: Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio , a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras.

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    7. New system detects sarcasm on social media

      New system detects sarcasm on social media

      Representational image 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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    8. AI hogs limelight at Google I/O 2017 Day 1

      AI hogs limelight at Google I/O 2017 Day 1

      The first day of the event kicked off with Google showcasing its intention to implement artificial intelligence in all of their apps and services. Google has kicked off its highly anticipated three days I/O developer conference in California with lots of goodies for its loyalists and consumers. The first day of the event kicked off with Google showcasing its intention to implement artificial intelligence in all of their apps and services.

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    9. Fighting online hate

      Fighting online hate

      Shashank Gupta and Pinkesh Badjatiya work at IIIT-Hyderabad’s Information and Retrieval Extraction Lab (IREL) Just yesterday, at the UK’s first Online Hate Crime Summit, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a new Scotland Yard police unit to prevent online hate crime. This Online Hate Crime Hub will investigate abuse posted on social media sites. Back home, students from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) are also working on the same lines.

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    10. The role of artificial intelligence in the E-commerce sector and its scope in future

      The role of artificial intelligence in the E-commerce sector and its scope in future

      (Representational image) The landscape of business and shopping is changing! This evolution has been brought about by the onset of e-commerce and advanced artificial intelligence capabilities in hyper-targeting each customer, individually. Starting off as an abstract concept in sci-fi movies, Artificial Intelligence has been consistently making in-roads to our lives.

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    11. Genpact leverages artificial intelligence to help CFOs run smarter organizations

      Genpact leverages artificial intelligence to help CFOs run smarter organizations

      Genpact's cloud-based AI Reporting solution uses advanced digital technologies to help enterprises reimagine the end-to-end financial reporting process. Global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services Genpact has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Reporting solution that harnesses the power of AI technologies to automate financial planning and analysis (FP&A) operations and drive more timely, insightful reporting.

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    12. All that glitters… is gold indeed!

      All that glitters… is gold indeed!

      Parag Havaldar The 89th Scientific and Technical Awards, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ — a precursor to the Academy Awards later this month — was a proud evening for our country, as two Indians scooped up honours! While Parag Havaldar was recognised for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Kiran Bhat was among the team that won for the design and development of the ILM facial performance-capture solving system — both in the Technical Achievement Awards. After a glittering ceremony at Beverly Hills, Parag and Kiran talk to us on the merits of ...

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    13. Infosys invests in Danish startup UNSILO

      Infosys invests in Danish startup UNSILO

      Infosys will partner with UNSILO to bring the latter's artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to the former's global clients. New Delhi: Country's second-largest software services firm Infosys on November 18 said it has invested DKK 149,20,000 (about Rs 14.49 crore) in UNSILO, a Danish artificial intelligence startup focused on advanced text analysis.

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    14. Chatbots: A concotion of human conversation and AI

      Chatbots: A concotion of human conversation and AI

      The Bengaluru-based creative team behind Niki. Try this experiment -- if you dare! Delete every app on your phone, and what do you have? A device that can make and take calls and text messages, something that primitive handsets were doing 15 years ago. Apps are the oxygen of the mobile phone and contribute to 80% of its functionality. Yet there is something called app-fatigue that many users are beginning to experience: you need to install a separate app for every utility or service.

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