Trends, Facts

Signs of farm 'revolution' in India as coronavirus prompts change

Facts       Jul 23, 2020

  RAIPUR JATTAN, India/SINGAPORE For more than two decades, Indian farmer Ravindra Kajal cultivated rice the way his forefathers had - every June he flooded his fields with water before hiring an army of farmhands to plant paddy seedlings But a scarcity of workers this year...

Deutsche Bank and Google agree multi-year, strategic partnership

Facts       Jul 09, 2020

  FRANKFURT:  Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) said on Tuesday it has agreed a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google (GOOGL.O) to give the German lender access to cloud services and drive innovation in technology-based financial products for clients. Earlier this year, Deutsche invited bids from Google, Microsoft, and...

Cars, a cocktail and a celebrity: South Koreans succumb to Tesla fever

Facts       Jul 08, 2020

  SEOUL: From an eponymous cocktail to eager buyers following the shipping routes of long-awaited cars, Tesla Inc is having a moment in South Korea, particularly among tech-savvy professionals.Kang Sung-mo, who runs an advertising production agency in Seoul, is a convert. “I am not interested in...

Work-from-home:Best Practices

Articles       Jun 21, 2020

  As a result of the viral COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have joined the millions of people around the world working from home, which has been declared a global pandemic as of this week. Many of the world’s leading US-based tech companies such as Apple,...

Most Indian professionals believe right connections key to career growth: Report

Facts       Apr 29, 2020

  Most Indian professionals - especially millennial's - believe that having a strong network can help them progress in their careers and get ahead in life, says a report.   According to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020 report, 88 percent of Indian professionals believe knowing the right...

Benno Keller Special Advisor, Digital and Innovation, The Geneva Association

Promoting Responsible Artificial Intelligence in Insurance

Articles       Jan 16, 2020

  Since the end of the ‘AI Winter’, the period from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s characterised by setbacks and disappointment, artificial intelligence (AI) has made remarkableprogress.Today, many insurers are rolling out intelligent systems that automate routine tasks or assist human decisionmaking along...

Robots in finance could wipe out some of its highest-paying jobs

Blog       Dec 07, 2019

  Robots have replaced thousands of routine jobs on Wall Street. Now, they’re coming for higher-ups.   That’s the contention of Marcos Lopez de Prado, a Cornell University professor and the former head of machine learning at AQR Capital Management LLC, who testified in Washington on Friday...

91% Indians feel smart devices improve their overall health

Facts       Sep 12, 2019

  BENGALURU: Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, a study said...

As breaches rise, so do the paychecks for Cybersecurity professionals

International News       Aug 07, 2019

It took a $650,000 salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. At the time, it was among the most lucrative offers out there.   This year, the company had...

Beware the hype around AI. It has fooled many

Blog       Jul 11, 2019

Last March, McDonald’s acquired the startup Dynamic Yield for $300 million, in the hope of employing machine learning to personalize customer experience.    In the age of artificial intelligence, this was a no-brainer for McDonald’s, since Dynamic Yield is widely recognized for its AI-powered technology and...

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