Kerala to install real-time face detection system in public places

Kerala government has issued a request for proposals from artificial intelligence companies to develop a real-time mass surveillance and facial identification system to be deployed across the state. The surveillance cameras will be connected to powerful computers, and any person whose name has been entered into the system will be detected the minute he or […]

Reliance Jio acquires AI start-up for Rs 700 cr

Reliance Industries said it has agreed to acquire 87% of Mumbai-based artificial intelligence company Haptik Infotech for Rs 700 cr, including an initial payment of Rs 230 cr. Reliance Industries said the technology will be used to bring artificial intelligence-based offerings on Reliance Jio, the telecom and digital arm of the group. “This strategic investment […]

Mindtree ties up with IISc for artificial intelligence research

Bangalore-based IT services company Mindtree has decided to collaborate with Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), one of India’s top higher education institutes, to design solutions using Artificial Intelligence or AI. It will do so by creating an endowment, Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, at the institute to encourage research into the application of […]

Google launches AndroidGo for 512 MB phones, Assistant for Jiophone

Google India today launched a lighter version of Android operating system that it said will work on devices with as little as 512 MB of RAM, and also unveiled a Google Assistant version that runs on Reliance Jio semi-smartphones. LOW END PHONES Google announced a new version of its Android operating system called AndroidGo, tailored […]

Wipro lights get support for CISCO’s remote control technology

Wipro Lighting said it has signed up with CISCO to incorporate the latter’s Internet technology-based control systems. With this, said the Bangalore-based company, some of its products can be controlled by and linked to a single, converged IP network based on Cisco’s Digital Building Solutions technology. The technology enables large buildings to save on power […]

TCS launches AI-based IT incident prevention solution in Japan

Tata Consultancy Services launched its artificial intelligence-based IT repair and prevention solution, ignio, in Japan. “When System outages occur today, businesses dedicate vast resources to rectify the problem. Oftentimes, multiple teams are called together to identify the root cause and devise resolution plans. “This can take Several hours and sometimes days. ignio” is able to […]

Tata Elxsi signs up top-5 global automaker for driverless car design

Tata Elxsi, the Tata Group’s design and technology services company, said one of the top five carmakers in the world has licensed its driverless car software for use as part of its research and development in this direction. Further details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are delighted with this latest win for AUTONOMAI […]

Bots cut Wipro employee strength by 12,000

A pioneering artificial intelligence program that started getting deployed around mid-2016 has helped Wipro Ltd reduce its employee numbers by 12,000 people, the company said in its recent quarterly update. “The HOLMES platform generated productivity worth over 12,000 people,” Saurabh Govil, head of human resources for the company, said. The statistic points to a stronger-than-expected […]

Tech Mahindra opens robotics, AI and digital services center in Dublin

IT services provider Tech Mahindra opened a new facility in Dublin, Ireland to focus on emerging technologies such as Robotics and Automation, Business Analytics, Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Services. The new centre would employ around 150 engineers over the next three years and will help the company deliver technology services to clients in Ireland as […]

DBS taps Siri-like artificial intelligence to ease banking pains

Customers of DBS, one of the leading banks in Asia, will soon be able to carry out their banking operations by via text chat. Customers will be able to use natural text messaging to converse with DBS from their favourite mobile messaging app, manage their money across accounts, track expenses and even make payments in the process, […]

Hexaware, WorkFusion to offer artificial intelligence solutions

Hexaware Technologies said it will offer automation software and services along with US-based WorkFusion under a partnership. The offering will help clients increase productivity, reduce the time required to design new products and cuts operational costs, Hexaware said. The offering will be part of Hexaware’s Digital Managed Services portfolio and will help companies digitize complex […]