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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. layoffs: Techie and worried about layoffs? These 20 skills can help you stay relevant

      layoffs: Techie and worried about layoffs? These 20 skills can help you stay relevant

      Emerging technology is making a large number of jobs superfluous in the tech industry. However, the jobs replaced by automation do not go for good. The employees who upskill themselves, stay relevant in the industry.

      You can beat the gathering gloom in job market by equipping yourself with the latest tech skills. Evolving technology has opened up a vast space as businesses chase innovative solutions.

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    9. IIIT-H creates seed fund network to invest in tech startups

      IIIT-H creates seed fund network to invest in tech startups

      HYDERABAD: IIIT-Hyderabad today announced the creation of a seed fund network to invest in tech startups in its incubator and elsewhere.

      However, it did not disclose the fund size.

      The fund will be from a network of investors comprising of technology professionals and successful entrepreneurs, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Hyderabad said in a statement.

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    10. CDAC launches four new products on 30th Foundation Day

      CDAC launches four new products on 30th Foundation Day

      PUNE: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) announced the launch of eVidur, a system to track social media data . The system will use tools for big data analytics along with natural language processing based solutions for sentiment analysis of social media data. This would make it possible to auto analyse and interpret social media big data to capture the sentiment of people. This was one of four new products launched by CDAC on its 30th Foundation Day .

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    11. Startup EdGE Networks' tech-driven HR solutions help companies meet workforce-related needs better

      Startup EdGE Networks' tech-driven HR solutions help companies meet workforce-related needs better

      While managing his first company, a digital learning platform, Arjun Pratap realised the need for advanced, tech-driven human resource (HR) solutions. “It was clear to me that HR technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), data science and machine learning was the way forward for workforce management and its transformation,” says Pratap.

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    12. Synechron launches artificial intelligence based solutions for financial market

      Synechron launches artificial intelligence based solutions for financial market

      MUMBAI: Global financial services consulting and technology services provider, Synechron has launched 'Neo' a set of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions for the financial services industry. Neo brings together Synechron’s digital, business, and technology consulting to allow financial institutions to deploy cutting-edge, AI solutions that solve complex business challenges.

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    13. IISc researchers developing machine that can understand 'worldview'

      IISc researchers developing machine that can understand 'worldview'

      BENGALURU: In one corner of the sprawling Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus lies the seemingly quiet Machine and Language Learning (MALL) Lab.

      It's making a noise in the world of technology, with its grand mission of giving a "worldview" to machines that will enable them to make wider connections between various data and draw the necessary inferences to make decisions. Make no mistake, this is not a random academic pursuit.

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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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      Mentions: India Mumbai Nasscom
    17. 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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