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#BTATechBytes – The Rise of India as a Startup Nation

This year, over 1,000 new startups are getting added to the startup ecosystem in India, taking the total number of tech startups to more than 5000 companies since 2012. India continues to be the third largest startup hub in the world after the UK and Israel with Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai dominating the startup hubs in the country. The highest growing startups are in areas of health-tech, fintech and e-commerce. Read more:...

#BTATechBytes – The Acumos Project

The Linux Foundation has introduced the Acumos Project, aims to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone by providing a common framework and platform for the free exchange of machine learning solutions. Apart from the Linux Foundation, the other founding organizations include AT&T and Tech Mahindra, both are specializing in digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering. AI tools today can be difficult to use and often are designed for data scientists. The Acumos...

Nissan unveils electric crossover that beats GTR in power

A month after unveiling its second generation Leaf - the world’s best-selling EV to date -, Nissan Motor has unveiled its electric crossover concept that is more powerful than its iconic GTR sports car, aiming to put it into production after 2020 and share the platform with its partners - Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Renault SA. Nissan says that the battery pack is “high capacity” with “increased energy density” enabling more than 600 kilometers on a single charge. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes : Fitness Tech Startups On Track To Break (Another) Funding Record

Fitness tech deals rose steadily 2013 – 2016, and while at the current pace 2017 is on track to see the first dip in deals, this year is also on pace to reach a record funding high. Thus far, 2017 has seen $585M invested across 103 deals, largely driven by a $325M Series E mega-round to cycling startup Peloton Interactive in Q2’17. The round was backed by high-profile VCs (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers, GGV Capital) and television corporates (Comcast, NBCUniversal), among others. ...
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#BTATechBytes – The Smallest Ever Satellite

On June 23, 6 of these smallest ever satellites - known as Sprite - went into low-Earth orbit as secondary payloads on the Latvian Venta and Italian Max Valier satellites carried by an Indian rocket. The Sprite is only 4 grams and looks just like a small 3.5cm square circuit board. Attached to the board are sensors, a low-power transmitter, a microprocessor and a small solar panel. The purpose of this mission is to test how well the Sprite's electronics systems and radio communications...

#BTATechBytes – Solar panel cleaning robot

At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today's task. Hundreds of square metres of solar panels are waiting to be cleaned - as quickly and effectively as possible. And without the use of chemicals or any unwanted discharges to the natural environment. The robot is the result of a joint project between Norwegian researchers and the Hungarian company ProDSP Technology. Read more :...

#BTATechBytes – Researchers have developed energy-absorbing stairs

A group of mechanical and biomedical engineers, along with computer scientists from Georgia Tech and Emory University, have built what they call “energy-recycling stairs” that compress when someone steps downwards onto them, saving energy by dampening the impact. This energy is then returned on the way back up as they rise with the user’s foot as they step up. This can boost a person’s step by up to 37%, the research suggests. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market

With global malware attacks like WannaCry garnering widespread attention and press coverage, and companies and consumers growing increasingly worried about how security threats are rapidly evolving and diversifying, investors and entrepreneurs alike are seeing big opportunities. “Security is a space where you see a lot of startups,” said Sarah Guo, an investor at Greylock Partners. “Everything is increasingly internet connected and if it’s internet connected, it’s vulnerable....
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#BTATechBytes – Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter. For the past two years, public interest in building complex algorithms that automatically “learn” and improve from their own operations, or experience (rather than explicit programming) has been growing. Call it “artificial intelligence,” or (better) “machine learning.” Such work has, in fact, been going on for decades. Read more :...
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#BTATechBytes – The Impact of Big Data on Banking and Financial Systems

Today, most banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) organizations are working hard to adopt a fully data-driven approach to grow their businesses and enhance the services they provide to customers. Like most other industries, analytics will be a critical game changer for those in the financial sector. Though many BFSI organizations are beginning to disrupt their analytics landscapes by gathering immense volumes of data assets, these companies are at varying levels of Big Data...
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