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Artificial Intelligence in the Healthcare Sector

There is a constant buzz about how disruptive technologies are creating new markets and pushing the old ones out of business. Previously, companies had time to think, evaluate, and justify decisions to deploy new strategies and technologies. But, in this era of smart connected products, manufacturers must be agile and incorporate the technology that customers are looking for in their next-generation products and create a digital thread – that connects critical information to track a product and its digital assets from concept to market. All industrial sectors are feeling the heat to adopt new technologies – and the healthcare sector is no exception. There is a huge market for artificial intelligence AI in the healthcare sector and many companies, such as Google, Apple, Dell, HewlettPackard...

Agri Startups – Potential and National Perspective

Indian Council of Food and Agriculture recently hosted the AgroWorld 2018 from October 25 to 27, 2018 in Delhi. There was a chapter on All India Agri Startups Convention & Agri Startup Awards 2018 to passionately promote and showcase to the world innovative startups emerging in agri & food sector of India. This was my talk at event in a session titled Agri Startups: Potential and National Perspective.  Hello everyone, I know this session is about agri startups in general but I want to focus on the part that I know – agritech startups. Now, why is agritech so critical for India? Because what my colleagues are trying to do in agritech, has never been done before. If the great telecom revolution put a 2g phone in the hands of a farmer, agritech aims to give them the controls of a dron...

Enabling Artificial Intelligence with Clean Data

The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) requires that data be processed at the speed of operations in order to analyze the performance of any given process system. In this way, important decisions can be made quickly to improve the performance of the operation. But for those decisions to be made in real-time, data must be of the highest quality, and that presents a challenge to the industry. Quantity vs quality IoT has driven a tremendous explosion in the quantity of data. Today, there are many sensors measuring and providing data on temperature, flow, vibration, product viscosity and energy consumption, just to name a few. Add, for example, video and images to that mix and you start to get a feel for the vast amount of data that has to be processed. While this can potentially prov...

MarketGalee Analysis of India’s 2018 Union Budget

The 2018 Union Budget presented by the Government of India is highly commendatory for the agricultural industry. In a remarkable move, the government has this budget exceptionally remunerative for this sector. The budget has moved away from its production focused base to a marketing focused one, thereby exhibiting a substantial paradigm shift. The Indian government plans to increase the revenues of all framers by 200% within the year 2022. How much investment will this industry see? The agricultural sector will receive an investment of INR 14.34 trillion for supporting new existing schemes, implementing new ones, boosting rural economy, and its overall production. What’s more? All agricultural production companies with revenue less than INR 100 crore will see and exemption from any f...

MarketGalee Analysis of India’s 2018 Union Budget

The 2018 Union Budget presented by the Government of India is highly commendatory for the agricultural industry. In a remarkable move, the government has this budget exceptionally remunerative for this sector. The budget has moved away from its production focused base to a marketing focused one, thereby exhibiting a substantial paradigm shift. The Indian government plans to increase the revenues of all framers by 200% within the year 2022. How much investment will this industry see? The agricultural sector will receive an investment of INR 14.34 trillion for supporting new existing schemes, implementing new ones, boosting rural economy, and its overall production. What’s more? All agricultural production companies with revenue less than INR 100 crore will see and exemption from any f...

Price Parity in Agriculture trade in India and Role of Market Galee

India is Second largest agricultural produce in the world. Contributing 16% to overall GDP, India’s agricultural industry stands at roughly 322 Billion Dollar. Despite,being one of major contributor to GDP, the price parity in agriculture industry is almost nonexistent. Following reasons were identified as major drivers of price imparityNo transparency on supply and demandIncomplete and inefficient Broken -and-Farmer networkInvisible buyers and closet sellerFood waste with ineffective selling options MarketGalee has determined that with high growth rate of mobile user subscription and newerhas created a list of 100 smart cities with 500 additional cities that have potential to be the network of its smart pricing strategy. In a small survey conducted by MarketGalee in September 2016, ...

Centre of Excellence at Gurugram, launching another home for the “Intelligence of Things”

Two years after successfully launching the Centre of Excellence for IoT in Bangalore, NASSCOM along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Department of Electronics & IT, Government of Haryana launched a new destination for innovation in the northern region of India, the Centre of Excellence at Gurugram, Haryana. It is aimed to act as a collaborative sandbox for innovation and problem solving for India by bringing in the best minds from industry, academia, start-ups and the government.   Being labelled as the Centre of Excellence for “Intelligence of Things”, the deep-tech hub successfully blends together innovation, co-creation and collaboration for creating solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our country today, such as drought, food se...

Brazil Agtech Market Map: 338 Startups Innovating in Agricultural Powerhouse

Editor’s Note: Francisco Jardim is founding partner of Brazilian agtech venture capital firm SP Ventures. Working with Centro Universitário FEI, and with the help of his colleagues, Agtech Garage, Pulse, Usina, Esalqtec, and Agrihub, here Jardim presents the Brazil Agtech Market Map and offers insights into the growth of Brazil’s agtech startup ecosystem. Over the past few decades, Brazil has gone from a net importer of food to an agriculture powerhouse. It has overtaken Australia and Canada to position itself as the second largest agricultural exporter on the planet. The South American nation is the world’s leading producer of orange juice, coffee and sugar and second in soybean, ethanol, and beef. When it comes to exports, Brazil leads the pack in soybeans, beef, poultry, coffee, sugar, ...

Human-Centered Technology: Putting AI Into The Hands Of Users Across The Enterprise

According to Gartner, artificial intelligence (AI) is not defined by a single technology but by an array of capabilities and research, from advances in algorithms to abundant computing power and advanced analytical methods such as deep learning. But for most of us, the AI experience doesn’t look like deep learning or sound like an algorithm. It sounds like the voice that responds from a smart speaker when we ask about the weather or to tune into a podcast. A vast majority of CXOs are already relying on consumer technologies such as voice-activated digital assistants in their work, according to a recent survey by PwC. Imagine how much more powerful those virtual assistants could be with access to the collective knowledge of the enterprise and the ability to know individual users and what th...

FemTech – Where Blockchain and AI Meet for Research on Breast Cancer in Women

October is the month referred as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), America when hospitals and charitable institutions organize campaigns for the awareness that ultimately leads to fund raising for research and prevention attempts of this deadly disease. I take this opportunity to contribute to the cause through my paper where I have explained how emerging technologies as AI and Blockchain can contribute to breast cancer research and accurate diagnosis. Breast Cancer, the Beast As per National Breast Cancer Foundation, “Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. “Breast cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death among women”[1]. Every year approximately 40,000 women die out of breast cancer in USA [2]. However thanks to technology, with early det...

IACG & FarmLogics Technologies announce strategic partnership

FarmLogics Technologies Pvt Ltd. (FarmLogics) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with International Agriculture Consulting Group (IACG) to form a strategic partnership to provide advance management and analytic solution for contract farming and commodity value chain. FarmLogics and IACG shall cooperate with each other in the field of base data generation & analysis, Contract farming business management solutions, Value Chain Management Solutions in the area of agriculture. Both companies will jointly work for specific projects related to Food & Agriculture sector in terms of technological innovations, Precision Agriculture, Agri-commodity Value Chain and Contract Farming. The partnership will enable IACG to offer complete solution on Agri sector consulting by offering FarmL...

Internet of Things (IoT) – Security Risks and Vulnerabilities

IoT is the sensational topic that is here for quite some time now. But in the recent past years, IoT has gained more relevance. All the major technology giants are amazed about what IoT has achieved in the past and what more it has in the future for the mankind. Most of us are not aware of the term IoT. Let us first understand what IoT actually is. First, What is IOT? IoT is known as the Internet of Things. It is a system of interconnected devices that share the real-time information among themselves in a network. When devices like home appliances, vehicles, weather forecast systems, navigations systems are interconnected over a network, they together make the Internet of Things. Let us take an example to understand the beauty of IoT: You have a meeting at 10:00 am. You got an email that t...