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Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

HIGHLIGHTS Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to a robot It is more of a “symbolic gesture” meant to draw the attention, he said “But actually machines created many more jobs than they eliminated” As Saudi Arabia’s decision to grant citizenship to a robot makes international headlines, a top official of the Indian IT industry body [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Cult leader and one of America’s most notorious killers Charles Manson died on Monday from natural causes at the age of 83. Manson was serving nine life sentences at California State Prison-Corcoran for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. A statement released by California State Prison-Corcoran said 8:13 p.m. [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook’s growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. Facebook reported on Wednesday that 98% of its quarterly revenue came from advertising, up from 97% a [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Sixty years ago, the Dick Tracy comic strip featured a walkie-talkie watch that Detective Tracy used to communicate with his colleagues. It was an uncanny anticipation of our smartphones and watches. The 1960s Jetsons television show predicted Skype, flat-screen TVs, smart watches and personal aircraft. Even though cartoons foresaw some things, technological progress has far [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never actually attended a public high school or university. Nor have her four children. The criticism becomes all the sharper when looking at Trump’s overall cabinet, which at [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Amid reports of dilution of key provisions of new realty law by some states, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said it should be implemented in true spirit and nobody has the right to dilute the law passed by Parliament. The union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister also asked the states to gear up [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

“[T]he Obama administration, in education laid the groundwork for Trump and Betsy DeVos because they were big supporters of charter schools . . . [C]harter schools are the first step toward full privatization.” – Diane Ravitch, Democracy Now, December 1, 2016 If there is one thing Democrats and Republicans agreed on during the last two [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

Electronics major Samsung has lately been dealing with one of its deepest crises, with the South Korean company having to suspend the production and sale of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of these devices catching fire. Initially, the company tried to douse some of the fire it was drawing by replacing the handsets. [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Pokemon Go is still the hottest mobile game in town, even though the massive initial excitement that surrounded this unexpected phenomenon seems to have faded. Niantic is working on some hot new features for Pokemon Go, but also some neat new tricks for players. The company may not be part of Google anymore, but Niantic [...]

September 5, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

I bought a Costco vacation – here’s why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

I bought a Costco vacation – here’s why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

When I told people I was going to Puerto Rico, they were jealous. When I told them I booked the trip through Costco, that jealousy transformed into confusion. “You can buy a vacation through Costco?” I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months. My answer: yes, and it’s incredible. I only became [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on I bought a Costco vacation – here’s why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

‘Our full report on education has not been published’

‘Our full report on education has not been published’

Former Cabinet Secretary and head of the committee on the new education policy, T.S.R. Subramanian tells The Hindu that the government published only extracts of the report submitted by the committee , as the report was critical of India’s journey in education. The title of your committee on the new education policy was changed from [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on ‘Our full report on education has not been published’