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    1. Deep learning is a new chapter for every sector: Andrew Ng, Coursera - The Economic Times

      Deep learning is a new chapter for every sector: Andrew Ng, Coursera - The Economic Times

      Andrew Ng, one of the world's foremost researchers on artificial intelligence computing technology, dreams about living in an AI-powered world. The co-founder of online education platform Coursera has made it his mission to build talent for AI through his new project, deeplearning.ai.

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    2. Reliance Jio: Time to take digital innovations at grassroot level

      Reliance Jio: Time to take digital innovations at grassroot level

      NEW DELHI: India has a unique opportunity to start a digital movement for employment, entrepreneurship and innovation at the grassroot level, a top Reliance Jio executive said here on Friday.

      Speaking on the concluding day of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017 here, Mathew Oommen, President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development at Reliance Jio, said the country not only has the power to generate employment but also create innovation at the taluka level.

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    3. Deep learning is the money tree for IT companies, IT News, Et Cio

      Deep learning is the money tree for IT companies, IT News, Et Cio

      AI Deep learning is the money tree for IT companies AI software performs complex tasks of learning and cognition, making it a unique technology from the business perspective. ET Bureau | September 21, 2017, 09:00 IST Newsletter A A Given the push towards automation by the IT sector , it comes as no surprise that by 2020, the projected revenue share by different sub sects of artificial intelligence technology will be dominated by deep learning (42%), machine learning (21%) and natural language processing (16%), according to a report from financial services and advisory provider Avendus titled Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process ...

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    4. Deep learning is the money tree for IT companies

      Deep learning is the money tree for IT companies

      Given the push towards automation by the IT sector, it comes as no surprise that by 2020, the projected revenue share by different sub sects of artificial intelligence technology will be dominated by deep learning (42%), machine learning (21%) and natural language processing (16%), according to a report from financial services and advisory provider Avendus titled Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation Primer.

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    5. Infosys: Infosys arm to offer chat-based service to banking customers

      Infosys: Infosys arm to offer chat-based service to banking customers

      BENGALURU: IT major Infosys subsidiary EdgeVerve Systems's financial software product Finacle will tie up with financial technology start-up Niki.ai to offer chat-based service to customers of banking clients, it was announced on Tuesday/

      "The partnership will enable banks using our Finacle to offer its customers a virtual banking assistant for shopping products and services," said Infosys in a statement here.

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    6. Translate app: Google will translate street signs for you

      Translate app: Google will translate street signs for you

      BENGALURU: Google has expanded the offerings of its Translate app to introduce offline translations and instant visual translations in Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

      These features will be on Translate’s Android and iOS apps . It was earlier available only in Hindi among Indian languages .

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      Mentions: India Google Kannada
    7. Target: How India is powering US retailer Target with digital innovations

      If a breath of air from one person can spin a pinwheel, imagine the gale force that could be generated from a team of over 2,800 members.

      Whoever said there is strength in numbers was a wise man. A 2,800- strong team that is keyed up about innovations is a force to be reckoned with. It is powerful enough to uproot entrenched practices, add momentum to the winds of change and push ahead with innovation.

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    8. Amazon to hire over 1000 in India

      Amazon to hire over 1000 in India

      BENGALURU: Amazon is looking to hire more than 1,000 people, mostly software professionals, in India.

      The hires will cater largely to research and development for the company's different di visions including Amazon.com , Amazon.in, the devices business, and the cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company told TOI that its hiring was limited only by the availability of talent in the required technologies and it was looking to hire as many as possible.

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    9. Accenture develops artificial intelligence-powered solution for visually impaired

      Accenture develops artificial intelligence-powered solution for visually impaired

      NEW DELHI: Accenture today said it has developed an artificial intelligence powered solution to help visually impaired people improve the way they experience the world around them and enhance their productivity in the workplace.

      The solution, called Drishti, was developed as a part of Accenture's focus on Tech4Good, which aims to apply technology to improve the way the world lives and works by solving complex social challenges, a company release said.

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    10. Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police

      Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police

      Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police IANS | The computer system could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering. Related Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube form global working group to combat terror content on social media LONDON: With people increasingly taking to the social media , especially Twitter , to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police. The study showed that computer systems using a series of machine-learning algorithms ...

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    11. Startups abound, healthcare no more a distant dream

      Startups abound, healthcare no more a distant dream

      Megha.Mandavia@timesgroup.com Mumbai: A hospital run by a small, century-old Advaita Ashrama on the India-China border is surrounded by the Himalayas on three sides. It has no permanent staff and doctors though some doctors volunteer around the year spending a few weeks at a time. In case of emergency, the residents in the periphery of the village have to rush to Haridwar - about a day's journey. Not anymore.

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    12. IT layoffs: An Indian techie's layoff survival guide

      IT layoffs: An Indian techie's layoff survival guide

      By Devashish Chakravarty

      It began with start-ups dying out. Then the biggest e-commerce names started freezing hirings, reneged on campus offers and finally began letting people go. Now the lay-offs have started in your organisation.

      Multi-billion-dollar Indian IT services companies are cutting costs, hit by a double whammy of US politics and the fast-changing digital landscape.

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    13. Startups speak your lingo as mobiles learn your language

      Startups speak your lingo as mobiles learn your language

      HYDERABAD: Startups , which are gearing up to facilitate the support of 22 Indian languages on mobile phones, are cranking up their efforts a notch higher to localise websites and enterprise software as well.

      The government has made it imperative for cellphones that will be sold from July 1to support 22 Indian languages leading to an increase in partnerships of startups working on natural language processing (NLP), with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).

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      Mentions: India Hyderabad
    14. artificial intelligence: War of the machines: The opportunities in machine learning for businesses

      artificial intelligence: War of the machines: The opportunities in machine learning for businesses

      The theatrical release of James Cameron’s sci-fi film Terminator 2, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg with a computer brain, had a crucial scene deleted. The scene, part of the extended release of the movie, shows young John Connor and his mother opening up the head of the cyborg to switch its computer brain from “read only to “learning” mode. The cyborg (Schwarzenegger) then picks up human values and mannerisms as the movie progresses.

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    15. Google will soon find you a job as the tech giant refines its mastery over AI

      Google will soon find you a job as the tech giant refines its mastery over AI

      By Sreeraman Thiagarajan

      Looks like Google I/O, their annual developer conference is now likely to stay at their backyard at Shoreline Amphitheatre as opposed to Moscone center in San Francisco where eight of their previous conferences were held.

      Shoreline Amphitheatre is an open-air venue in the pacific coast of California with abundant sun shine, and Google's CEO Sundar Pichai opened the keynote by urging the 7000 plus members present to apply the sunscreen liberally and declared ''it's on us".

      The #io17 keynote was two-part series and long enough that we had a lunch break in between; there ...

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    16. Working in IT sector? Here's how to survive the lay-offs

      Working in IT sector? Here's how to survive the lay-offs

      By Devashish Chakravarty

      It began with start-ups dying out. Then the biggest e-commerce names started freezing hirings , reneged on campus offers and finally began letting people go. Now the lay-offs have started in your organisation.

      Multi-billion-dollar Indian IT services companies are cutting costs, hit by a double whammy of US politics and the fast-changing digital landscape.

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    17. Kstart invests in Vernacular.ai

      Kstart invests in Vernacular.ai

      BENGALURU: Kstart Capital, the seed program of Venture Capital firm Kalaari Capital , has invested an undisclosed amount in Vernacular.ai , a multilingual artificial intelligence platform for businesses.

      The startup, which was founded by three IIT Roorkee graduates- Sourabh Gupta, Akshay Deshraj and Manoj Sarda, is presently working on multi-lingual conversational agents for financial institutions. “The challenges of Indian languages are very different from English.

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