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TechVoice: Opportunities in AI Short and Medium Term

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AI as a field in not new but it was hampered with few Lull periods (AI winters) until back-propagation algorithm was invented that paved the way for present deep learning methodologies.  In spite of having solved the larger challenge of learning the network without handcrafting the features, the availability of data set was hindrance for large-scale deployments of AI. The dawn of internet and followed by the mobile revolution created much needed data for the algorithms. The reducing cost of computing and reducing cost of storage combined with recent development in the algorithms have made AI as a potential candidate to compare with Industrial revolution. In words of Andrew Ng, “AI is new Electricity”. Business wire mentions, “The artificial intelligence market is expected to reach USD 190....

CIO’s Guide for Big Data and Analytics Strategy

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A lot has been spoken about the explosion of data in the world. As we generate the zettabytes of data, big data and analytics have cemented their place in the enterprise. Today, most successful and forward-thinking organizations are banking on big data and analytics to power their decision making. Being data-driven is the only way to drive the enterprise because, in today’s environment where VUCA reigns supreme, there is no place for guesswork. The evolution of the CIO’s role Amongst other things in the organization, the rise of big data and analytics has influenced the role of the CIO. The CIO was once considered a functional unit head, who made the promise of rapid delivery. Over the years, this role progressed further, and we saw the CIO become more of a strategic partner who enabled bu...

Enabling Digital First Mindset With Digital Intelligence

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Just a few years back, it was hard to find anyone having a serious discussion on Digital Intelligence or Machine Learning outside educational institutions. But today, the scenario is entirely changed. Today, AI is the most commonly used buzzword in the IT industry. The storm of AI and intelligent systems are just knocking the doors. Get ready to watch the most amazing innovative solutions in the coming years. It’s time to get more digitized. Digital Intelligence Defined Digital Intelligence involves understanding consumer demands and how they are reacting to the mobile app or website you develop, and then using the data to optimize their experience. Digital Intelligence has the capability to redefine the multi-device era by transforming digital data into real-time actionable insights...

Quarter that was at NASSCOM CoE DSAI

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With successful launches, new collaborations and events, the CoE DS&AI witnessed a busy quarter.  AsterQuanta, one of the CoE DS&AI incubated startups, received funding approval of £100,000 from the Foreign Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom Government.  It was the only Indian startup to win this approval and one of the eight applicants who were selected from a hundreds who applied. This quarter also saw Government of Telangana launch T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened. Attended by senior leaders across Government, Industry, Academia and Not-for-profit, the launch of T-AIM is another feather in NASSCOM’s cap. It has been a quarter of collaborations, as we choose to term it, wherein CoE DS&AI colla...

CoE DS&AI launches new properties to develop a dynamic DS&AI Community

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CoE DS&AI launched a series of programs and events to foster community-connect within the AI Community Masterclass/AI Dialogue Series – Aimed at connecting the AI Community with senior industry leaders and Subject Matter Experts, these series help start-ups enhance their abilities to successfully navigate through a wide range of business topics beyond core DS & AI technologies. In this quarter CoE DS & AI conducted twelve sessions with topics ranging from Go-To-Market strategy to fund-raising to Innovation using AI and around three thousand professionals attending thes AI Parley – A two-panel virtual mini-conference aimed at bringing together senior industry leaders together to discuss contemporary themes related to data sciences and artificial intelligence. In this quarter CoE...

CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” and with NASSCOM Reserach on Enterprise Adoption of AI

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CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” and with NASSCOM Reserach on Enterprise Adoption of AI CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” As the COVID-19 crisis thrust the global economy into mayhem and uncertainty, businesses big or small struggled to sustain themselves.  And AI startups were no different.  Despite the advantage of a renewed interest in technology for solutions, the lack of funding opportunities hit the AI startups harder. However, this situation provided an opportunity for investors – to back the startups that show promise. In light of this, CoE-DS&AI and INDIAai collaborated to launch an online Investor-Connect series for AI startups, called ‘RaiSE’.  This series focused on seed...

AsterQuanta – Made in India, for the world!

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AsterQuanta receives funding approval of £100,000 from the Foreign Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom Government AsterQuanta, incubated at CoE DS&AI, received this approval under the UK government’s “Global Innovation Fund” initiative.  Out of hundreds of applications received globally AsterQuanta made it to final eight and was the only Indian Startup to receive this approval. This approval will help AsterQuanta to expand in other Commonwealth countries. Commenting on this achievement Pradeep Pydah, Founder of AsterQuanta said “CoE DSAI has been instrumental in opening a variety of connections that turned out to be game-changers for AsterQuanta. This relationship with NASSCOM has definitely been a catalyst of our growth”. AsterQuanta’s suite of AI solutions provides dynamic insights...

CoE DS&AI forms a working group on Innovation

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CoE DS&AI forms a working group on Innovation Innovation is no longer a buzzword but a necessity for organizations, big or small.  With the changing business landscape, a lot of value goes untapped because of lack of strategic direction. To address this issue CoE DS&AI has created an industry working group on innovation called the Strategic Innovation Group or SIG.  It is an advisory body for the CoE – DS & AI, set up to help the CoE achieve its objective of making India AI positive by creating value for its stakeholders through awareness, ability and adoption of data science & AI solutions. The SIG focuses on six pillars, which are to; Drive AI Adoption by enterprises Promote research in AI Become the sounding board of AI community Create an open data platform Develop know...

Government of Telangana launches T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened

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Government of Telangana launches T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened Government of Telangana State launched Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) in partnership with NASSCOM, as a part of its “2020 Year of AI” initiative. The vision is to establish Telangana as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence and leverage it for societal good. The first Governing council meeting was convened on 2nd July and was attended by the council members comprising of; Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana* Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM P. Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani AI Purushottam Kaushik, Head, C4IR-WEF Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, nVIDIA Nivruti Rai, Country Head – India, Intel Prof BS Murthy, Direct...

CoE DS&AI develops a platform to enable Enterprises augment and accelerate their AI capabilities by partnering with appropriate Innovators and Academia

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CoE DS&AI develops a platform to enable Enterprises augment and accelerate their AI capabilities by partnering with appropriate Innovators and Academia 1. CoE DS&AI and PMI collaborate on creating new framework for the DS&AI projects Increased automation of jobs driven by Artificial intelligence has created a sense of insecurity amongst the Project Management professionals.  Additionally, the lack of standardization of Project Management practice in DS & AI projects has posed a challenge for organizations across the world. To address this concern, CoE DS & AI and PMI have partnered to create a playbook which will provide a perspective on how tasks are being prioritized and optimized by project managers.  This playbook will also recommend a best fit approach that will ad...

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