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2018 could be the year AI kills spam and redefines data science
GUEST: There’s no doubt about it — artificial intelligence is here, and it’s poised to make a tremendous impact on virtually every industry. While many companies already recognize AI as a competitive
56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start
For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares. One of the top employment generators until a few years ago, India’s $160 billion IT industry…
Graduates of the top IITs and IIMs earn over twice the salary of their peers
India’s elite engineering colleges are worth their weight in gold. The average salary offer received by graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is…
Billions of dollars have not helped Indian e-tailers figure out AI and big data
Indian e-commerce companies are still novices when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and mining big data. Nevertheless, they are still betting big on AI,…
The origins of the job title “data scientist”
Before he became the most powerful man in US data, DJ Patil was turned down by Google. He was turned down by Yahoo. Finally, he…
Indian data scientists prefer learning from YouTube over IIT’s online courses
YouTube isn’t all about entertainment. It’s also a learning tool for techies. Most data scientists in India—76% of them—turn to YouTube to keep themselves updated…
Why Indian techies learn data analytics and AI engineering
New digital technologies could bring over $150 billion (Rs10.7 lakh crore) to India’s GDP by 2021. So, many Indian professionals are choosing to learn new…
How popular are educational apps in India really?
Educational apps are finding several takers across age groups in India. Nearly 90% of Indian respondents in a recent survey said they were willing to…
Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion
Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and plans for a global expansion. The company
Looking for an IT job in India? This field has nearly 100,000 openings right now
Vacancies for this skill, have jumped 45% from last year.
The right way to do AI in security
Artificial intelligence applied to information security can engender images of a benevolent Skynet, sagely analyzing more data than imaginable and making decisions at lightspeed, saving organizations
AWS wants a bigger share of Asia following Hong Kong launch
Amazon’s cloud computing unit is making further inroads into Asia after it opened a data center in Hong Kong this week, adding to the seven existing locations where it currently operates across Asia
We need engineers with the guts to question our relevance, says Infosys
Unfortunately, Indian engineers are not entirely prepared.
VCs double down on data-driven investment models
New efforts could automate the role of an analyst.
I’m a data scientist who is skeptical about data
We’ve conflated data with truth. And this has dangerous implications for our ability to understand, explain, and improve the things we care about.
NakedPoppy launches curated beauty marketplace for wellness junkies
Cowboy Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Maveron and more are betting on cruelty-free, organic and sustainable makeup sales.
Nick Berry interview — A data scientist confronts his own mortality
Nick Berry, a former Facebook data scientist, has stage IV cancer. He doesn't know how much time he has, but he hopes to see his kids finish high school.