Prachi Jain

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IoT under attack

by on August 3, 2018 12:05 am
There’s a common joke regarding connected gadgets that the ‘S’ in IoT stands for security. And yes there is no ‘S’. With the propagation of Internet of Things, the number of connected devices is estimated to grow sevenfold the number of owners of those devices. The security of these devices and as a result, the… Read more IoT under attack

How Big Data is driving the auto industry

by on July 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Times are definitely changing when it comes to the transportation industry. Powered by big data, AI and the internet of things, our transportation system is poised to become more efficient and smarter [1]. Some hot topics include self-driving cars, autonomous trucks, connected cars, remote controlled cargo ships, etc. Even though we haven’t yet achieved a… Read more How Big Data is driving the auto industry

Teaching computers to converse

by on July 17, 2018 11:11 pm
When Amazon Echo was first launched in 2014, it was primarily pitched as a smart speaker allowing you to control your music with voice. The next big phase in conversational revolution began in 2016 with the advent of chatbots [1]. Facebook announced a developer friendly platform to build chatbots on messenger. Soon there were tons… Read more Teaching computers to converse

Evolution of Compute and Big data

by on July 15, 2018 12:57 pm
The primitive cloud, better known as “virtualization” evolved as a way to abstract the physical infrastructure which used to be manually deployed. The evolution of cloud computing from plain server virtualization is depicted in the flow below developed by Gartner in 2012 [1]. The first big step in compute evolution was from physical servers to… Read more Evolution of Compute and Big data

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?