Friday, February 23

Tag: Research

Machine Learning Will Not Replace People In All Jobs: Study
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Machine Learning Will Not Replace People In All Jobs: Study

Machine learning computer systems, which get better with experience, can outperform people in a number of tasks, though they are unlikely to replace people in all jobs, a study has found. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US found 21 criteria to evaluate whether a task or a job is amenable to machine learning (ML). "Although the economic effects of ML are relatively limited today, and we are not facing the imminent end of work as is sometimes proclaimed, the implications for the economy and the workforce going forward are profound," researchers said. The skills people choose to develop and the investments businesses make will determine who thrives and who falters once ML is ingrained in everyday life, they argue. ...
Economic Reforms To Help Support Long-Term Growth: BMI Research
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Economic Reforms To Help Support Long-Term Growth: BMI Research

India is expected to remain one of the fastest growing emerging markets with real GDP growth averaging 6.5 per cent over the next five fiscals, though bureaucratic inefficiencies will continue to cap the countrys growth potential, says a report. According to a report by BMI Research, a Fitch Group company, while India's ease of doing business ranking has improved, significant bureaucratic inefficiencies are likely to cap the country's growth potential further. "We believe that the ongoing economic reforms and improvements to the business environment will continue to support India's economic growth over the coming years, and we expect the country to be one of the best performing emerging market economies, with real GDP growth set to average 6.5 per cent over the next five fiscal years,"...
Does Twitter Really Reflect The World’s Emotion?
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Does Twitter Really Reflect The World’s Emotion?

Twitter is an unreliable witness to the world's emotions, and assuming that the micro-blogging site accurately reflects real life may be risky, scientists say. With over 300 million monthly active users around the globe sharing their thoughts in 140 characters or less, studies based on Twitter data are "particularly alluring" to researchers and the media, said sociology expert Eric Jensen, from the University of Warwick in the UK. However, he cautions against this "big data gold rush," pointing out that there is no evidence that social media content shared on Twitter is a truthful reflection of how its users feel. Twitter users have developed their own unique cultural behaviour, conversations and identities, which shape the ways in which they present their views online. Social ...
New AI System Can Create 3D Models From Photos
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New AI System Can Create 3D Models From Photos

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new artificial intelligence software that can create 3D models from two dimensional photographs, an advance that could allow future robots to navigate in the real world. (more…)
Despite E-comm Rise, Offline Stores Generating 91% Sale: Study
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Despite E-comm Rise, Offline Stores Generating 91% Sale: Study

Despite rise in e-commerce business, brick and mortar stores still generate 91 per cent sales globally, a study has claimed. "Despite the rise of e-commerce, the physical stores still draw a significant shopping crowd. In fact, 91 per cent of all retail sales are still being generated in brick-and-mortar stores," the study released by Zebra Technology said today. Zebra Technology interviewed nearly 1,700 retail decision-makers across various retail segments, including speciality stores, department stores, apparel merchants, supermarkets, electronics, home improvement and drugstore chains, globally in 2016. "Around 28 per cent of the sample size were taken from Asia Pacific. Findings at Asia Pacific level are reflective of trends in India," Zebra Regional Sales Director for India a...
Tata Group Tie-up With Yale University For Research & Development and Funding
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Tata Group Tie-up With Yale University For Research & Development and Funding

Indian conglomerate Tata Group and US prestigious Yale University have launched a collaboration that will focus on promoting research and its application in fields like network science, data science, healthcare and microbiome research. Tata has committed to fund the alliance over five years. However, the company did not disclose the financial details. The project would foster an intellectual exchange between the university and Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Chemicals. "The initial aim of the alliance is to expand research and its application in fields ranging from network science to data science to healthcare. During each year of the agreement, Yale will also host visiting Tata scholars, who will actively participate in the research projects," Yale said in a statement is...
Rs 10k Smartphone Segment in India to Grow 44% in 2016: Report
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Rs 10k Smartphone Segment in India to Grow 44% in 2016: Report

The under Rs 10,000-smartphone segment is expected to grow 44 per cent this year, constituting 70 per cent of the market, a CMR report said. According to the research firm, smartphone shipment in the country is expected to grow to about 130 million handsets this year from 97 million last year by 163 brands. "The entry-level or sub-Rs 10,000 accounted for 75 per cent of the market in calendar year 2015 with 153 brands shipping in the price bracket," it said. For 2016, the segment is forecast to constitute about 70 per cent of the estimated 130 million shipment (91 million), it added. "The sub-Rs 10,000 segment is expected to grow at 44 per cent, driven by consumers upgrading from feature phones to smartphones," the report said. The mid-tier segment (Rs 10,000-20,000 bracket) is e...
T-Hub Tie-up With Israel’s StarTau For Agritech Startups
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T-Hub Tie-up With Israel’s StarTau For Agritech Startups

T-Hub, a technological incubator started by the Telangana government, today said it has signed an MoU with Tel Aviv University's entrepreneurship centre StarTau for launching an accelerator program for agritech startups. According to an official release from T-Hub, an accelerator program will be launched in India and Israel and it will be a part of T-Hubs T-Challenge program charter which will focus on agritech for facilitating the growth of startups in this sector. The program will start in October 2016. "The Israeli innovation corridor for T-Hub is an extremely important one, given the opportunity India has to innovate over the next few years and Israels offering. "T-Hub is paving the way to lead this effort in healthtech, agritech and data sciences through T- Hubs cluster-f...
49% Kids Can’t Live Without Social Media – Kaspersky Lab Study
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49% Kids Can’t Live Without Social Media – Kaspersky Lab Study

Kids today spend more of their lives online than offline, according to research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids and Youth. As kids grow older, offline activities tend to transfer to the online world. Moreover, three-in-four children prefer to use the Internet to get information, rather than any other source. These findings show that children can become even more vulnerable online without parental supervision and support. Children stay close to their mobile devices all day, and even tend to sleep with them, so that they can go online around the clock from any location. The research shows that four-in-ten are reluctant to put their smartphone down even during mealtimes. Furthermore, 23% of parents of 8-10 year olds admitted that their kids take their mobile phones to bed with...
IBM Team Launched An App to Measure “Holy River Ganga is Clean or Not”
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IBM Team Launched An App to Measure “Holy River Ganga is Clean or Not”

An Indian research-based team in IBM has made an app called "Ganga Watch".  The app will measure the condition of water in the Ganga basin and beyond Water. It is intended for the common public who want to see water condition and safe limits, as well as relevance based on different purposes. Our vision in this regard is that India’s river data be as easily available as her rivers’ water. This means any historical data and new real-time sensing data be accessible for lay users as well as technical people to drive their decisions, whether individual like bathing, health or agriculture; or institutional like sewage treatment, industry inspection or dolphin conservation said IBM Research Team. First, a quick refresher on data. It can be quantitative in nature meaning expressed as numbers (li...