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    1. Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng to depart in setback for artificial intelligence push

      Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng to depart in setback for artificial intelligence push

      Beijing: The chief scientist helping drive Baidu Inc.’s push into artificial intelligence (AI) is quitting the Chinese search giant, putting at risk its efforts to put AI at the center of a business revival. Andrew Ng, a Stanford University academic who worked on deep learning at Alphabet Inc. before joining Baidu in 2014, said he’s leaving the business next month.

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    2. The Indian presence among 50 promising global start-ups

      The Indian presence among 50 promising global start-ups

      Bengaluru: Indian artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups, Bengaluru-based Mihup Communications Pvt. Ltd and Chennai-based Mad Street Den Systems Pvt. Ltd, are among three early-stage local ventures that are on the list of some of the most low-key, yet promising start-ups around the world, according to a Bloomberg report. Mihup, Mad Street Den and Omapal Technologies Pvt.

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    3. Aakash Bani: An app that aims to aid the differently abled

      Aakash Bani: An app that aims to aid the differently abled

      Last Modified: Wed, Feb 22 2017. 12 55 AM IST Aakash Bani: An app that aims to aid the differently abled Aakash Bani, a voice output communication aid, wants to change the lives of those with speech impairment and neuro-motor disorders such as cerebral palsy Subscribe to our newsletter. Soumonty Kanungo Anupam Basu (second from left in the foreground), chairman and head of the Centre for Educational Technology and professor of computer science engineering at IIT Kharagpur.

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    4. Time for India to build future around cognitive computing, says IBM president

      Time for India to build future around cognitive computing, says IBM president

      Last Modified: Thu, Feb 16 2017. 02 54 PM IST Time for India to build future around cognitive computing, says IBM president IBM president Ginni Rometty says by 2020 India will be home to the largest developer population in the world; 3 million programmers will be helping develop 10% of the apps this year Subscribe to our newsletter. PTI IBM chairwoman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty at the annual Nasscom India Leadership Forum.

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      Mentions: India Mumbai IBM
    5. Managing Big Data’s big risks

      Managing Big Data’s big risks

      In the last 15 years, we have witnessed an explosion in the amount of digital data available—from the Internet, social media, scientific equipment, smartphones, surveillance cameras, and many other sources—and in the computer technologies used to process it. “Big Data”, as it is known, will undoubtedly deliver important scientific, technological, and medical advances. But Big Data also poses serious risks if it is misused or abused.

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    6. AI is the desire to replicate intelligence in machines: Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan

      AI is the desire to replicate intelligence in machines: Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan

      Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan is an assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. He specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) and is the only author from India who is part of an 18-member study panel of the Stanford University-hosted report titled Artificial Intelligence and Life . Kalyanakrishnan’s expertise broadly fits in the area of machine learning.

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      Mentions: India Microsoft Darpa
    7. How bots will shape the future of work

      How bots will shape the future of work

      Picture this. You are in an elevator and your watch starts vibrating and one swipe tells you that it’s an important alert from your bank. You are facing some issues with your banking transaction and you are connected to a chatbot (an intelligent robot at the bank’s contact centre) and over a series of messages, the bot meticulously addresses your problem. This indicates the onset of a digital era which is set to transform the way people work and interact in daily business activities.

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    8. Natural language processing with machine learning

      Natural language processing with machine learning

      There have been numerous examples over the last two decades of how Natural Language Processing, or NLP, is being used by companies to provide an intelligent voice to gadgets and searches. Think, for instance, how the world of search engines—from Yahoo, Microsoft and Google—have changed the Internet with text-based search algorithms driving and augmenting the World Wide Web. NLP, though, does much more than just that and text analytics.

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      Mentions: India Microsoft Apple
    9. The 8 best translation apps for travellers

      The 8 best translation apps for travellers

      Last Modified: Tue, Jan 17 2017. 05 30 PM IST The 8 best translation apps for travellers Speak the language of the country you’re travelling to with these apps and devices Subscribe to our newsletter. To continue reading, we request you to support us by disabling your Ad Blocker OR by signing up In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality, unbiased journalism.

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      Mentions: Japan Korea China
    10. IT services firms bank on innovation to woo clients

      IT services firms bank on innovation to woo clients

      Last Modified: Fri, Dec 23 2016. 02 00 AM IST IT services firms bank on innovation to woo clients Companies are hard-selling blockchain and AI platforms to win outsourcing deals Subscribe to our newsletter. To continue reading, we request you to support us by disabling your Ad Blocker OR by signing up In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality, unbiased journalism.

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    11. Infosys invests Rs14.5 crore in Danish artificial intelligence start-up

      Infosys invests Rs14.5 crore in Danish artificial intelligence start-up

      Bengaluru: Infosys Ltd has invested 14.92 millon Danish krone (Rs14.5 crore) from its “innovation fund” in UNSILO, a Danish artificial intelligence start-up focused on advanced text analysis. The deal comes at a time when companies around the globe, including Infosys clients, are trying to find better ways to make sense of a large amount of unstructured text. UNSILO uses a unique combination of machine-learning and natural language processing to analyse large quantities of text.

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    12. AI is coming of age, slowly but surely

      AI is coming of age, slowly but surely

      Have you seen sci-fi movies like A.I. Artificial Intelligence , a 2001 US science fiction drama directed by Steven Spielberg that portrays a childlike android programmed to love, or Bicentennial Man , which starred the late Robin Williams and was based on a 1976 novel by Isaac Asimov? Have you seen the movie Surrogates which starred Bruce Willis and portrayed a futuristic world where people live within the safety of their homes while their robotic surrogates carry on their daily chores?

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    13. Google Allo: Machine learning smart features could stumble on human behaviour

      Google Allo: Machine learning smart features could stumble on human behaviour

      In May this year, Google outlined its plan for redefining instant messenger apps by showing off a future vision which included Duo and Allo. The former is a simple-to-use video call which, according to the numbers Google shared with us, has crossed 10 million users on Android alone (there is an iOS app as well for the Apple iPhone).

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    14. Mezi raises $9 million from Nexus Venture, Saama Capital, others

      Mezi raises $9 million from Nexus Venture, Saama Capital, others

      New Delhi: Artificial intelligence-powered personal shopping assistant start-up Mezi has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round from existing investor Nexus Venture Partners and new investors Saama Capital and American Express Ventures. The investment will be used to support the company’s growth and accelerate Mezi’s product and artificial intelligence technology development around conversational commerce, natural language processing and machine learning, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Mezi was founded in December 2015 by Swapnil Shinde and Snehal Shinde. It is a personal shopping assistant, powered by chatbots and human guided experts, wherein users can ...

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    15. Management tech start-up SirionLabs raises $12.25 million from Sequoia, others

      Management tech start-up SirionLabs raises $12.25 million from Sequoia, others

      Last Modified: Tue, Jul 12 2016. 04 10 AM IST Management tech start-up SirionLabs raises $12.25 million from Sequoia, others Founder CEO Ajay Agarwal says the funds raised in the latest round will be used primarily for strengthening SirionLabs’s go-to-market strategy Subscribe to our newsletter. Swaraj Singh Dhanjal Some of the large clients that employ SirionLabs services include the likes of MasterCard, BP and Vodafone.

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    16. Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant

      Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant

      Last Modified: Mon, Jun 27 2016. 09 11 PM IST Taking a Deep Learning dive with The Fifth Elephant when Google Inc recently announced that their algorithms could not only ‘see’ a dog but also identify it as a Pomeranian, it heralded the maturity of Deep Learning techniques Subscribe to our newsletter. Staff Writer Deep Learning is based on concepts and algorithms that were discovered decades ago.

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    17. Indian banks seek artificial intelligence

      Indian banks seek artificial intelligence

      Last Modified: Mon, May 30 2016. 07 10 PM IST Indian banks seek artificial intelligence Banks may look at using AI for enhancing customer experience, security, and risk management Subscribe to our newsletter. Vivina Vishwanathan Shyamal Banerjee/Mint In April 2016, Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank Ltd launched a banking app in India with in-built artificial intelligence (AI).

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      Mentions: India Google Stanford
    18. TripFactory raises undisclosed sum in Series A funding

      TripFactory raises undisclosed sum in Series A funding

      Aarin Capital Partners led by former Infosys Ltd board member T.V. Mohandas Pai and Manipal Group chairman Dr. Ranjan Pai. The company said the funding was less than $10 million, without disclosing the exact amount. A partner at Aarin Capital will join the company’s board. TripFactory co-founders Vinay Gupta and Amit Aggarwal had initially invested around $2.5 million of their own money and the company which was set up last year has been self-funded until now.

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