Text Analytics – Getting insights from text

Technology revolution is changing every aspect of the human life. Media and Marketing are no different. Among all the technologies that are contributing to the advancement, Data Science is at the forefront. As Text Data is being continuously generated and consumed in various formats and sizes from a number of varied sources, it is becoming … Continue reading Text Analytics – Getting insights from text

AlphaGo: Possible repercussions and India

ET's editorial on March 11, 2016 talks about AlphaGo and draws some interesting sketches. At one point, "An AI-run factory, goes a joke, employs just a man and a dog. The dog's job is to keep the man away from the factory. Why have the man at all, in that case? Someone has to feed … Continue reading AlphaGo: Possible repercussions and India

Call for Participation – Short-term Courses on Data Science at CDAC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

We are living in a Data Age. Data is being continuously generated and consumed in various formats, and sizes from a number of varied sources. This data can be a big asset if stored, processed and analysed efficiently in real time with the help of intelligent algorithms. There is a growing interest to utilize such … Continue reading Call for Participation – Short-term Courses on Data Science at CDAC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Sangrah – Knowledge Repository for FOSS in Education from CDAC, Mumbai

CDAC, Mumbai has announced the beta release of portal Sangrah - Knowledge Repository for FOSS in Education . This portal contains resources about different categories like Learning Management System, Content Management System, etc. It also contains user experiences for these categories, comparative analysis of various tools from these categories, specialised search, and collaboration facility for … Continue reading Sangrah – Knowledge Repository for FOSS in Education from CDAC, Mumbai

Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has released the new version (version 0.1.2) of GNU/Linux distribution for CognitivelyChallenged. Cognitively challenged people face different kinds of problems such as memory loss, forgetfulness, attention problems etc. Therefore, the major objective of this distribution is to provide an accessible desktop environment suitable to such users. The major … Continue reading Release of new version of GNU/Linux distribution for Cognitively Challenged by CDAC, Mumbai

Does our privacy really matter?

Was reading an article in today's "The Hindu" - "Through the PRISM, Big Brother is watching". This article talks about how USA's National Security Agency, in the name of surveillance and¬†backed by some US law through a programme called "PRISM",¬†have direct access to servers of all big companies - Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, AOL etc, … Continue reading Does our privacy really matter?

One-day workshop on Parikshak — an online program grading system organised by CDAC, Mumbai

Computer Programming is an important aspect of any computer-science/information-technology course. This is among the most difficult to teach, since being a good programmer is a skill to be acquired coupled with knowledge of many different aspects such as abstraction, analysis, structured programming, debugging, etc. Usually computer programming is taught through a combination of theory classes … Continue reading One-day workshop on Parikshak — an online program grading system organised by CDAC, Mumbai

A glimpse of current state of Indian IT industry

Recently, I read an article about this year's Google's Code Jam contest, which is a sort of Olympics for programming skills. At the qualifying stage, 17% of the contestants were Indians. By the third round, as the competition intensified, Indians were down to 0.7%. Although India began with the highest number of participants, just three … Continue reading A glimpse of current state of Indian IT industry