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  • Of Brides and Google’s attempts to culturally sensitise AI

    Can AI be culturally biased? Well, it already is. Due to reasons both historic and economic, many of the datasets available for object recognition mainly feature images from the West, which leads to machine learning that reflects the bias inherent in them. For example, current image recognition systems are likely to recognize a scene and […]

  • 5 Greatest AI Villains In Cinema

    It’s easy to assume that every depiction of an AI villain in cinema is simply a tech-addled retelling of the Frankenstein story, however the discerning science fiction aficionado can most certainly tell villainous genius from the ordinary rogue. Here is our list of the top 5 AI villains in Hollywood cinema: (Warning: Spoilers ahead.) 5. WOPR […] More

  • CAPTCHA’s surprising relationship with AI: The story behind the squiggly letters

    Introduction Most people are unaware when they confront the distorted letters and digits of CAPTCHAs in their day-to-day usage of web services that they’re being subjected to a reverse Turing test of sorts — one where the machine seeks to confirm your humanity. The Turing test, of course, is  the famous test proposed by Alan […] More

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    Measuring ideas based on customer benefit in Design Thinking

    Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day. In this part of her talk, Deepa speaks about the ‘Dream’ stage of her design thinking process – part of 4 non-linear stages […] More

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    This smart wallet will allow you trace it when lost

    Ekster is a Netherlands based startup that offers smart wallets which come in the form of standard wallets or even phone cases and they all feature a mechanism to pop out your cards with a button, RFID blocking to prevent data theft (on RFID enabled credit cards), trackability via the TrackR Crowd GPS system and […] More

  • Delhi based Trazor wants to replace your entire shaving kit with one device

    Grooming products have seen something of a startup boom over the last few years. Startups like Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club, and more closer to home, Ustraa, have disrupted an industry dominated by legacy heavyweights for decades. Delhi-based Trazor is working on an all-in-one trimmer and shaver that goes beyond typical ones as it combines […] More

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    Connecting the dots for insights with Design Thinking

    Deepa Bachu, the CEO and Cofounder of Pensaar spoke at the ProductGeeks Conference 2018 on the design thinking process that has enabled her to work with the leading firms of the day. In this part of her talk, Deepa speaks about the ‘Insight’ stage of her design thinking process -part of 4 non-linear stages – […] More

  • Vawsum wants to help schools connect with parents & students

    Vawsum is a Kolkata based startup that is attempting to bridge the gap between parents and teachers in schools. This is a problem that a number of companies in the West have made great headway on – apps like Remind and ClassDojo pioneered this space. In India, however, this space is still developing and the […] More

  • 20 Desi Brands You Always Thought Were Foreign !

    A number of Indian companies have brands that sound foreign and which aren’t too keen to play up their desi origins. This, of course, is a bid to look and feel international for Indian consumers who have over time – with due evidence – convinced themselves that a foreign brand will always outdo a desi […] More

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    Worknrby wants to help you find a job nearby #HyperlocalJobs

    Worknrby is a job portal that is aimed at the hyper-local space in India, which a number of big-name players haven’t addressed fully. It claims to have around 35000 job seekers and 4200 job listings on board so far. Worknrby says it has implemented a ‘skill match’ mechanism to connect the right candidate with the […] More

  • This startup is simplifying classifieds with ‘intent’

    Connecting the right customers to the right business/service provided seems like an endless problem and also a space of limitless opportunities. Intently, a London based startup, calls itself the ‘Intention Engine’ and seeks to simplify the process by seemingly narrowing down the information overload the accompanies most classifieds sites. It claims to operate in over […] More

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    A mobile app khata to track ‘udhaari’

    Addressing the need of the unorganized lending sector in India for a digital ledger is ‘Khata Business’ – a SAAS mobile app that offers unlimited database space, bill storage and analytics. It also offers an app for non-business users to manage their credit at local stores and retailers. With cash transactions seemingly on the decline […] More

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