Artificial intelligence in the battle against the coronavirus: How can it help?

An outbreak of flu-like symptoms that originated from a wet market in the city of Wuhan, China has brought chaos to the world. The new coronavirus or 2019-NCoV, was first reported on December 31st, 2019, as pneumonia. The number of infected people increased exponentially and the virus started to spread like wildfire. Authorities identified the virus a week later on January 6th. This was followed by multiple deaths in China and carriers were identified in several other countries too. Today…

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How eCommerce websites can take product pages to the next level

Personalization on an eCommerce website is not unusual in today’s consumer-driven world. Customers want brands to know them; to offer products that fit in with their own needs and preferences. They want to have the same kind of experience as shopping at a store they’ve been going to for years. According to Gartner, 64% of all customers around the world would say that they find the “experience is more important than price.” In fact, by the year 2020, customer experience will overtake…

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5 reasons we’re mad about Madras!

Madras Day 2019 On August 22nd, 1639, a sliver of land was bought by Andrew Cogan and Francis Day of the East India Company. Since the land was considered to be a ‘wasteland’ and unfit for agriculture, the local Nayak rulers readily sold it to the two British businessmen. It was on this piece of land, that the British built Fort St. George. In fact, the fort still stands proud today! Out of the fort, grew settlements. And as the…

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Young ‘uns on a mission @ Crayon

We’re constantly being blown away by some of our younger Crayons. A few weeks ago, a triumvirate of Crayons gave us a demo. In a room filled with their peers and seniors, they presented a cool solution to an age-old, tedious but necessary process – client reports. In fact, they gave the entire flow a complete facelift and presented a dashboard that blew us all away. What’s extra special about this, you ask? Well, the project was helmed by the…

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Here’s why Chennai is the SAAS capital of India

Chennai is a city which has always been steeped in tradition. It’s a city where conventional business models have been tried and tested time and time again. And the organisations adopting these models were quite happy with the way things were. But that is not the reality of today. There is a new kind of buzz emerging from the tech community in the city. And that energy comes from a group of innovative and ambitious start-ups who are re-defining the…

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5 Machine Learning and AI podcasts you should listen to

Earlier, I’d written an article on a couple of podcasts for those interested in learning about data science and analytics. And while data science is still a relevant and booming industry today, the tech world has since then moved onto other things – artificial intelligence. AI and machine learning are one of the fastest growing fields. Not only in terms of research and development, but also in terms of entrepreneurship. A startling number of start-ups, as well as established tech…

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5 podcasts that make learning Data Science and Analytics a lot more fun

You don’t have time to read anymore. You’re too busy to attend short courses or take online classes. But you really want to learn about the tech and corporate world’s latest buzzwords – data science and analytics. For someone who isn’t a numbers geek or hasn’t studied the mysteries of Mathematics or statistics earlier, it’s pretty hard to grasp the basic concepts of data science on your own. So, what to do you do? Listen to podcasts of course! I…

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5 cool mobile apps that will help you become a pro at coding

If you’re looking for a new skill to learn. Or boost up your resume. Then learning to code would probably be the best way to go. It’s a useful skill to have, whether or not you’re looking for careers in professional fields of web design, gaming, big data, artificial intelligence, etc. By learning how to code in at least one programming language, you not only broaden the scope of your own opportunities. But you also improve certain functional aspects of…

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Decentralized social networks: The choice is yours!

We live in an age, where we fear isolation. The one string which connects us with the rest of the world is social media. With people being constantly on the move, social networking websites provide the most accessible and affordable medium for news and entertainment. The widespread popularity of social media, and the vague regulations in place, have allowed several media giants to rise. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are big wigs who dominate and monopolize the social…

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