Web designers and consumers have been highlighting examples of dark patterns online since Harry Brignull, a user-experience consultant in Britain, coined the term in 2010.
Out of the 22,000 PhD educated researchers worldwide in Artificial Intelligence (AI), only 386 are in India. Moreover, serious research work in India in the field of AI is limited to less than 50 researchers with concentration mostly in institutes such as the IITs, IIITs and IISc. These dismal findings were revealed in the Global AI Talent Report 2018 and further highlighted by Niti Aayog - the policy think tank of the government of India - in its discussion paper, ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence in June 2018.
Perceptions related to AI in the country have also played their part in slowing progress.
A growing number of startups are adopting a new motto that’s rooted in the vernacular — “Going local”. Incorporating regional languages into their apps and platforms is helping them drive adoption and expand their customer base. Unicorns such as Byju’s, Policybazaar, InMobi, Zomato, and Oyo now support anywhere between two and 12 regional languages. Providing content in local languages has become a vital strategy for Byju’s because over 75% of the users on its education platform are from places other than the top 10 cities.
Spelling bees are what Americans like to describe as a “uniquely American” pastime to determine the best speller of them all.
Death comes for all of us and the death services industry is heavily regulated and fraught with religious and health considerations. The handling of dead bodies doesn’t seem ripe for venture-backed disruption. The gravestone doesn’t seem an obvious target for innovation. But in a forest south of Silicon Valley, a new startup, Better Place Forests, is hoping to change that. (Pic: Better Place Forests/Facebook)
It was in 2015 when the 20-something college quartet- Vimal Govind MK, Arun George, Nikhil NP, and Rashid Bin Abdulla Khan decided to build a wearable mobile machine for soldiers to lift heavy weapons and military supplies at remote locations where automation wasn't possible. This led to the birth of their firm Genrobotics and the team hatched many technology-driven ideas to help solve other existing problems in the country. However, lack of funds for research and the need of imported technical parts pushed their agenda to a halt. (Pic: Genrobotic)
The amount of work which usually takes three to four hours and at least three manual scavengers, Bandicoot finishes it in just 45 minutes.
Unlike the number-crunching alternatives, British startup Graphcore has developed a brain for computers that excels at guesswork.
The seven-year-old specialised online beauty retail venture has added fashion to their forte.
The trend could be a troublesome sign for Bitcoin’s longevity. Its anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, envisioned Bitcoin’s use in everyday transactions, from buying coffee to paying for rental cars.
Water is vital and especially in an economy that is dependent on agriculture. Agriculture accounts for one-sixth of our GDP and close to 60 percent of Indian farms depend on rains to irrigate their farms. Drought and crop failures have been largely responsible for a staggering number of farmer suicides.
Hyderabad-based startup Vassar Labs is taking small steps to solve India's water crisis.
Amazon Pay has received capital infusion of Rs 2,771 crore since its launch in 2016, according to regulatory filings sourced from Tofler, a business intelligence platform.
ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup, is banking on its global product approach and user-generated content to win over the Indian market and take the battle right to Facebook.
Swiggy is set to launch its new subscription app and Zomato is offering cashbacks to its customers. Both the online food delivery platforms are going all out to become market leaders after Ola's Foodpanda and UberEats have rolled back investments in their food business. (Pic: Facebook/Zomato)
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