Category: Week1

Venture capital: Is it right for me?

by on July 14, 2018 3:39 pm
In today’s tech startup world, it’s all about fundraising, not rightly so. Good for the founders, it’s indeed raining money particularly in US and Asia. PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights’ Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights that VC Dollars hit a record peak as they were up 2% in Q2’18 and $23B was invested across 1,416 deals.… Read more Venture capital: Is it right for me?

Impact of machine learning in manufacturing in recent times

by on July 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations are is achievable with machine learning. Attaining up to a 30% reduction in yield detraction in semiconductor manufacturing, reducing scrap rates based on machine learning-based root-cause analysis and reducing testing costs using AI optimization are the top three areas where machine learning… Read more Impact of machine learning in manufacturing in recent times

Google and Apple Keynotes May & June 2018

by on July 13, 2018 11:27 am
Watching the Google the I/O Keynote and seeing what a huge event with around 7000 people at the amphitheater and many more watching the video shows the significance of keynotes for companies to position themselves as key innovators in the industry. Usually, before Apple announces key events there will be a lot of media chatter… Read more Google and Apple Keynotes May & June 2018

Data Privacy in the age of Big Data

by on July 9, 2018 5:54 pm
During last week’s guest lecture, Carl Eschenbach mentioned that Sequioa Capital had turned down investing in certain companies in the past because of ethical reasons. This led me to think more about the ethical implications of big data and predictive technologies. Just how much of my data is being collected and what is being done… Read more Data Privacy in the age of Big Data

Big data: Friend or foe

by on July 9, 2018 4:52 pm
In recent years, big data has shown us that it can benefit society in numerous areas, for example in healthcare and city planning. In the start, we were inspired to expand and use this technology to our advantage. However, is there a darker side to big data, and is there a line that we should… Read more Big data: Friend or foe

Observational Astrophysics: A Big Data Field Ripe for Machine Learning Applications

by on July 9, 2018 4:37 pm
The field of astrophysics has always been data driven. Yet in recent years, with ambitious all-sky surveys using wide aperture telescopes and larger CCDs, the sheer volume of data has introduced new challenges, especially to the observational community. Very broadly, the main challenge is creating an efficient image reduction pipeline that performs basic tasks such… Read more Observational Astrophysics: A Big Data Field Ripe for Machine Learning Applications

Digital Transformation may NOT be as Simple as you Think

by on July 9, 2018 3:03 pm
Where is the pain? The emerging trends of big data technology and AI has been redefining humanity on a global scale. Data analysis has become the fundamental work that operates our society. We have gold and precious materials as trading currencies in the past, but now we trade with digital assets that we couldn’t even… Read more Digital Transformation may NOT be as Simple as you Think

How AI will influence Supply Chain and Logistics ?

by on July 9, 2018 2:17 pm
Artificial intelligence (AI) now touches almost every industry and walk of life. Driverless cars are chauffeuring themselves through Pittsburgh’s roads, robots dominate the activity within Amazon’s warehouses, and increasingly sophisticated algorithms for demand planning and design have gone digital. Personalization and machine learning continue to improve customers’ experiences and open countless doors for the tech… Read more How AI will influence Supply Chain and Logistics ?

The Price of Data

by on July 9, 2018 2:09 pm
In tracking the technological developments over the last half century, the picture that Moore’s law paints drives us to a common conclusion: with companies making headway into quantum computing and artificial intelligence, we are no doubt at the cusp of unprecedented change and growth. Data is collected and processed in massive quantities (thus generating the… Read more The Price of Data

Thawing VC's illiquidity problem...

by on July 9, 2018 1:04 pm
As the current US stock market starts to enter G.O.A.T. territory and continues to steal the limelight, let’s not lose sight of how the venture capital side of things has performed. VC is soaring, and investment records are being smashed quarter after quarter. Q2 brought with it another 1,110 deals representing $20.4 billion of capital… Read more Thawing VC's illiquidity problem...