We asked you, dear readers to share your pet pics. This is what our readers shared with us. Must See: Adorable pet pics by our Rediff readers IMAGE: Sameer Baxi from New York, USA, shared a pic of his pet cat Guggeshwar 'Gugga' Baxi. IMAGE: Sangeeta Bose shared these pics of her 'sweethearts' Lilly and Billy, who are very fond of chicken. We ask you, dear readers to share pics of your pets. Write in to [email protected] rediff.co.in with 'My Pet Pic' in the subject line and share your responses along with your NAME, AGE and the place where you LIVE. Don't forget to tell us your pet's name. We will publish the best entries right here on Rediff.com! … [Read more...] about Pet pics: These cats will bring a smile on your face
We'd asked you, dear readers, to write a message to your 15-year-old self.Rediff reader Irish Verma, 35 from Chandigarh shares his message:IMAGE: 'Figure out what you want to become in life and work tirelessly to achieve that goal,' says Irish Verma. Photograph: Kind courtesy Irish Verma Dear 15-year-old Irish, You have now reached that phase of life which is going to play a decisive role in shaping up your future. There will be attractions and distractions.There will be peer pressure and high expectations from your family too. There will be mistakes and heartbreaks. There will be laughter and tears. Amidst all this, you have to learn to stay strong. Whenever you are confused or find yourselves alone, don't hesitate to seek advice from your parents or elders in the family. Figure out what you want to become in life and work tirelessly to achieve that goal. Your parents may want you to become a doctor or engineer, but if you are interested in sports or want to join the Armed … [Read more...] about Advice to 15-yr-old self: ‘Choose your career wisely’
Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate the jobs market in the next four years.An IT or computer engineering student who starts college this year will graduate into a radically different job market in four years. Up to 20 per cent jobs that they will be applying for do not exist and 65 per cent of the existing roles would have changed radically by 2022, says a report titled 'Future of Jobs in India: A 2022 Perspective' conducted by (a leading consulting firm) EY (Ernst and Young), and commissioned by industry bodies FICCI and Nasscom.Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) ranked as the top technological trends that would drive business for IT organisations in advanced markets, according to 97 per cent of the survey respondents. This was closely followed by big data and cloud and robotics/automation at 90 per cent underlining the fact that the sector is being driven by the three As -- … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence will create 2.3 mn jobs by 2020
'The highlight of the interview process is it is robotic.'Kindly note this is a representational image. Perhaps for the first time in the country, instead of following the traditional practice of meeting the candidates in person, a bank used an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tool on college campuses while recruiting probationary officers. FedRecruit is the name of the HR tool which the Aluva, Kerala-based Federal Bank used in the hiring process. "As of now, I would say robots can never be a substitute for human beings. Going ahead, perhaps AI evolves in such a way that robots may find out the entire potential of the candidate much better than a human being," Ajith Kumar K K, left, below, Federal Bank's human resources head, tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. Why did the bank decide to drop the traditional methods in hiring and go for FedRecruit (the AI-based tool) while recruiting from campuses? A lot of deliberations and discussions happened before we came to the decision. By … [Read more...] about A robot changes the way a bank hires staff!
'Even if your phone goes missing for 15 minutes, be warned.' In the wake of demonetisation, technology has become key to financial transactions. And, e-wallets are becoming a major vehicle to the new cashless way of life.To facilitate bigger transactions, the Reserve Bank of India has recently increased the limit of e-wallets to Rs 20,000 a month. The Securities and Exchange Board of India is also likely to allow mutual fund investments through e-wallets, say reports. Amid all this action, it is important for consumers to be more careful in the way they use this mode of payment. To a large extent, the safety of a mobile wallet depends on the way a user manages his phone. "If the phone becomes vulnerable, so does the wallet. If the phone gets infected with malware, the wallet is at risk. If you download apps and games from unauthenticated sites on your phone, or don't install an antivirus on it, your phone will become vulnerable to a malware attack," says Rohit Srivastawa, senior … [Read more...] about How to keep your mobile wallet secure