By Jayadipta Chatterji Mehta A strong tech startup story and IT prowess give India an edge over others in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption. In the second part of our series on AI, members of The Economic Times India Leadership Council, ETILC’s core group on technology weigh in on India’s advantages as a market leader in IT services. “We believe India has a major advantage over other countries due to its vibrant tech-related startup ecosystem, strong IT services, and an offshoring industry, to harness the power of AI,” they say. The members include Kaushal Sarda, CEO, Kuliza Technologies; Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, executive VP, SAP Labs India; Anil Valluri, CEO, India and SAARC, NetApp; AS Rajgopal, MD, NextGen; Piyush Sinha, deputy MD, NEC Technologies; Anuj Gupta, CEO, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic, and Vikas Gupta, CEO and CTO, GreyMatter Software Services. For artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to run on big data, Indian companies … [Read more...] about ‘IT services & tech startups help put India on the AI path’
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Email By Peta Carlyon Updated December 03, 2016 17:57:40 Photo: Sea Shepherd's latest weapon Ocean Warrior will be used against whaling in Antarctica. (Supplied: Sea Shepherd) Related Story: Sea Shepherd Australia vows to target whalers despite US-Japan settlement Related Story: Sea Shepherd to battle on after Japan court victory Related Story: Environmentalists urge Australia to send Customs ship to Southern Ocean Map: TAS Conservation group Sea Shepherd has unveiled the latest addition to its anti-whaling arsenal, a $12 million custom-designed ship.The Ocean Warrior is docked in Hobart after sailing from Turkey, where it was built with money from Dutch lotteries.Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has described the ship as a "game changer" in its fight against the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.Captain Adam Meyerson said it was faster and better equipped to keep up with the whaling fleet's much larger ships."It's our longest-range, fastest vessel we have … [Read more...] about Custom-built anti-whaling Ocean Warrior set to change the game, Sea Shepherd says
NEW DELHI: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a part of Tata Motors, on Tuesday reported 5.5 per cent decline in total retail sales at 41,866 units in October as compared with the year-ago period. Sales of Jaguar brand were at 10,606 units during the month, down 22.9 per cent from October 2018, Tata Motors said in a statement. Land Rover sales were at 31,260 units, up 2.4 per cent from the same month last year, it added. "The automotive trading environment remains challenging globally. Against this background, it is all the more encouraging to see our China turnaround strategy and work with the local retailer network generating positive results as sales have improved in China for the fourth consecutive month," JLR Chief Commercial Officer Felix Brautigam said. JLR witnessed 16.2 per cent rise in sales last month as compared with the year-ago period. It was the company's fourth consecutive month of double-digit sales growth in the region. The UK sales were, however, down 18.7 per cent during … [Read more...] about JLR sales dip 6 per cent in October to 41,866 units
India’s longest-serving woman prisoner, Nalini Sriharan, 52, came out on parole for 30 days from Vellore Central Prison on Thursday morning. This is the first time that Nalini has come out of prison on an ordinary parole since her arrest in June 1991, 28 years ago. Brief emergency paroles granted to her in the past have lasted only a few hours — once for her brother’s wedding, and on another occasion after her father’s death in 2016. Nalini was granted parole after her petition, in which she said she had to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter, was accepted by the Madras High Court. Nalini’s daughter Harithra, a medical practitioner, lives in London. With her mother and family Instead of coming to her Royapettah home in Chennai city, Nalini will be living in Vellore during the parole period. Her lawyers said they have rented a house for her to spend a month along with her mother Padmavathi. Harithra, who was born in the prison, is expected to … [Read more...] about Explained: For the first time in 28 yrs, Rajiv case convict Nalini gets regular parole. What now?
This short film on Bengaluru traffic created quite a stir on YouTube. Called Silk Board: A Traffic Love Story, it was all about how Cupid’s arrow strikes two people stuck in a snarl. They marry and start a family — all in the middle of a gridlock. Actor Rakesh Maiya played the lead role in this Santosh Gopal film. Ever since, there has been no looking back for Rakesh, who has gone on to act in many serials and is today the heartthrob of the small screen with his role in Magalu Janaki (the serial has crossed the 300 episode mark), directed by TN Seetharam and is aired on Colors Super. “This is my third serial and I play the lead,” says this MBA graduate, who also reveals that it was not cinema, but journalism that captured his heart first. Though he was working with an IT firm, Rakesh quit his job and took to photo journalism, working for vernacular papers, before realising that even this passion was ‘being sidelined’ by his desire to act on screen. … [Read more...] about And, he clicked as an actor