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    1. Ginni Rometty: It's time India build a future around cognitive computing: IBM President Ginni Rometty

      Ginni Rometty: It's time India build a future around cognitive computing: IBM President Ginni Rometty

      MUMBAI: 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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    2. It's time India build a future around cognitive computing: IBM President

      It's time India build a future around cognitive computing: IBM President

      MUMBAI: 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. Says Data Is New Oil For Fourth Industrial Revolution

      Says Data Is New Oil For Fourth Industrial Revolution

      , who is betting big on data-driven telecom with his Jio Infocomm , today described the digital play sweeping the world as the fourth industrial revolution and said data is the "new oil".

      "The foundation of the fourth industrial revolution is connectivity and data. Data is the new natural resource. We are at the beginning of an era where data is the new oil," Ambani said at the opening day of 3-

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    4. Donald Trump will be blessing in disguise for India, says Mukesh Ambani

      Donald Trump will be blessing in disguise for India, says Mukesh Ambani

      While the world tries to adjust to Donald Trump , Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani sees the US president as a blessing in disguise, saying his protectionist moves will get India 's IT industry to focus on solving local problems.

      "We should continue to be open and not worry about what world thinks. The world may build a wall but we should not think about that," Ambani said.

      Ambani was speaking at the Nasscom Summit.

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    5. Can Xploree's smart keyboard app change handheld beahviour?

      Can Xploree's smart keyboard app change handheld beahviour?

      Kunal Sinha thought it was some kind of a black magic. Chatting on WhatsApp, the 20-year-old asked his friend to join him at Domino's in North Delhi. Suddenly, a Zomato pop-up appeared on his chat screen, giving him an option of ordering online. He ignored it. The nearest Domino's outlet was 25 minutes from his place. So booking a cab was the best option, Sinha informed his friend. Again a popup, offering him a cab ride, jumped on his chat window. Somebody, he presumed, was reading his mind.

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    6. Manthan promises Mayajal with its AI analytics platform

      Manthan promises Mayajal with its AI analytics platform

      BENGALURU: Data analytics firm Manthan has launched an artificial intelligence-powered conversational analytics application, as its new offering within the range of analytics capabilities. The product that can answer complex business queries in natural language using company's data available on Manthan's analytics suite cost the Bengaluru-based company over $7.5 million in R&D cost.

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    7. N Chandrasekaran inaugurates Kohli Research Block at IIIT-H

      N Chandrasekaran inaugurates Kohli Research Block at IIIT-H

      HYDERABAD: 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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    8. Cloud-based startup DJUBO launches hotel reputation management tool STARSIGHT

      Cloud-based startup DJUBO launches hotel reputation management tool STARSIGHT

      NEW DELHI: Cloud-based SaaS company for hotels DJUBO has launched STARSIGHT a tool to help hotels manage their online reputation effectively.

      STARSIGHT uses machine learning to do a semantic analysis of reviews and comprehend what guests are saying about each hotel across all important online review sources like Tripadvisor , HolidayIQ , Booking.com , Expedia , Agoda , Goibibo , Hotels.com and 100 more such sources and can understand 7 global languages.

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    9. Startups should focus on strong fundamentals

      Startups should focus on strong fundamentals

      By Naren Gupta

      Entrepreneurs, who presumably know the hot investment trends, are keen to quickly prepare a business proposal and a concomitant team to present to potential investors. This is decidedly the wrong way to start a company. Great entrepreneurs find opportunities based on market needs and their own capabilities. They define investment trends rather than follow investor-specified concepts.

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    10. Cognitive Computing and the new age of Video-on-Demand

      Cognitive Computing and the new age of Video-on-Demand

      The global media and entertainment industry is at an inflection point. Online content is increasing in leaps and bounds, and viewers prefer to consume content on hand-held devices and at their convenience. This is a challenge for the media and entertainment business, which is going flat out to reach as many people, in a variety of formats and at a time of their choosing.

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    11. Peeyush Ranjan, former chief technology officer of Flipkart to leave the company

      Peeyush Ranjan, former chief technology officer of Flipkart to leave the company

      NEW DELHI: Peeyush Ranjan , the former chief technology officer of Flipkart will leave the company at the end of December marking the exit of yet another top manager from India’s largest online retailer.

      Ranjan will join homestay network Airbnb in the United States as vice president of engineering based out of San Francisco.

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    12. AI technologies are all set to creep further into our daily lives

      AI technologies are all set to creep further into our daily lives

      Even as its engineers were developing the technology platform Watson, managers at IBM knew that cancer would be one of its killer applications. This dreaded disease manifests itself in many different forms, with further variations based on a patient’s genetic makeup. Cancer’s complexity forces doctors to resort to trial and error to figure out what drugs work.

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    13. Infosys invests about Rs 14.5 crore in Danish startup UNSILO

      Infosys invests about Rs 14.5 crore in Danish startup UNSILO

      NEW DELHI: Country's second-largest software services firm Infosys today 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 .

      The announcement of the investment, which is being funded through Infosys' Innovation Fund, comes a week after the company invested an undisclosed amount in the US-based TidalScale.

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    14. This tool gives risk score to ecommerce customers - The Economic Times

      This tool gives risk score to ecommerce customers - The Economic Times

      PUNE: Mumbai-headquartered iPredictt Data Labs , an advanced data analytics company, said it has created a tool that can generate a risk score for customers on ecommerce platforms. It is similar to Cibil score for creditworthiness.

      CEO Rohit Verma told ET iPredictt had already carried out a trial and applied for a patent for the tool, Universal Behaviour Identification Exchange (UBIE), in India.

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    15. AI system improves performance by surfing on internet

      AI system improves performance by surfing on internet

      New York, Nov 13 (IANS) 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 ...

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    16. PM Narendra Modi asks ministries to create websites in regional languages - The Economic Times

      PM Narendra Modi asks ministries to create websites in regional languages - The Economic Times

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all central ministries to make their websites available in all officially recognised Indian languages "on priority".

      "The Prime Minister wants that central government websites should not be available just in English and Hindi...they should be multi-lingual as people across the country access them for information. This is now a priority job," a senior government official told ET.

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    17. How Meru Cabs uses technology innovation to race ahead of competition

      How Meru Cabs uses technology innovation to race ahead of competition

      Mumbai- headquartered taxi operator Meru Cabs launched its services in April 2007 with a modest number of 45 cabs. In a span of 9 years, its radio taxi service has acquired a fleet of over 20,000 cars in 24 cities serving 10 million customers. Meru Cabs is amongst the largest pan India operators in the $15 billion taxi business.

      In an interview with ETCIO.COM, Nilesh Sangoi , CTO, Meru Cabs shares the technology roadmap of the taxi operator company.

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    18. Freshdesk acquires artificial intelligence-based chat platform Chatimity

      Freshdesk acquires artificial intelligence-based chat platform Chatimity

      BENGALURU: Freshdesk , a cloud-based customer service software provider, has acquired Chatimity, a social chat platform based on artificial intelligence used for integrating chat within mobile apps. Chatimity is the company's sixth acquisition in the past 12 months.

      Founded by former Google employees, Tarkeshwar Thakur and Aravind Murthy in 2011, Chatimity platform is a Bengaluru-based startup.

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    19. Companies use analytic tools to find right candidates and fix troublemakers - Economic Times

      Companies use analytic tools to find right candidates and fix troublemakers - Economic Times

      Companies use analytic tools to find right candidates and fix troublemakers By , TNN | Updated: Oct 11, 2016, 12.04 PM IST Several companies have begun using an assessment tool called Predictive Index (PI), which creates a behavioural profile of the employees. RELATED COMPANIES Charts Valuation & Peer Comparison Community Buzz Close ✕ Companies need not have to depend on a good boss to spot HR trouble or identify talent in their organizations.

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    20. Infosys unveils modular e-commerce platform

      Infosys unveils modular e-commerce platform

      BENGALURU: Software major Infosys Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a mobile first and modular platform to drive e-commerce programmes across retail channels.

      The platform has been developed by Skava, a Silicon Valley-based e-commerce start-up that the IT major acquired in June 2015 for $120 million, to enable businesses leverage cloud-based micro-services and white label applications to launch new offerings and improve conversion rates of digital channels.

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    21. How ICICI Bank leveraged software robotics to reduce response time to customers by 60% - The Economic Times

      How ICICI Bank leveraged software robotics to reduce response time to customers by 60% - The Economic Times

      Saddled with the need to execute thousands of routine, recurring, volume-intensive, resource- guzzling and time- consuming business processes daily, organizations are scrambling to find new ways of increasing operational efficiency, enhancing resource optimisation and improving customer response time. Software robotics seems like a panacea for these operational challenges.

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