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Simbo.ai launches voice-enabled API platform SimboAlpha

SimboAlpha is a voice-based doctor assistant that creates Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation using advanced Artificial Intelligence, said the company release. Simbo.ai on Wednesday announced the launch of SimboAlpha, its flagship cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface) technology platform, which allows electronic medical record providers, health app providers, and hospital chains to bring smart voice-based EMR to their doctors. SimboAlpha is a voice-based doctor assistant that creates Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation using advanced Artificial Intelligence, said the company release. The solution is based on proprietary Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) and medical Natural Language Understanding (NLU) using vast medical knowledge-base to understand the doctor...

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‘AI will lead to faster delivery of health services, cut costs’

Cartula Health App is a telemedicine app that provides teleconsultation in 100 Indian cities and has reached this milestone within a short span of 3 months since its launch. 85% of these regions in which Cartula serves include 2 tier & 3 tier cities and rural areas. The application provides expert consultations through video calls and is soon planning to launch diagnosis and ambulance facilities as well.  With the idea of eliminating the problems and shortcomings in the Indian healthcare niche and making healthcare easily accessible to every citizen of India, especially the rural and backward populations, Mr. Vimal Prakash, the CEO of...

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Agritech Company Harvesting Launches HFNmandi, Online Commerce Platform for Farmers

India's first online commerce platform enables farmers to sell fresh produce directly to buyers.HFN Mandi has already received over $14 million worth of demand on the platform from wholesale buyers such as food processing companies, five-star chains, F&B restaurants and exporters.HFN Mandi is a free service for farmers, where farmers sell their crop by simply sending WhatsApp messages to HFN.Harvesting Farmer Network is touching about 23 lakh farmers across India through partnerships with government agencies, non-profit organizations and farmer groups.Harvesting launched Harvesting Farmer Network (HFN) as a Twitter handle @HarvestingFN (15k followers) in Apr 2020 to help farmers sell crops...

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All India Radio To Start New Series On Artificial Intelligence

All India Radio (AIR), in association with Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science and Technology and Tamil Nadu Science Forum (TNSF), announced the starting of a new radio science series on artificial intelligence (AI).  Produced by Madurai AIR, the new science series titled — ‘Ini yavum nunnarive’ (Future is Artificial intelligence) will be broadcasted on AIR every Saturday at 8 PM from March 6th, 2021.  With a focus on AI science and research in India and across the world, this series will talk about how artificial intelligence is used in literature, industrial and social sectors, as well as discuss...

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Reducing risks with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Technology has morphed into a science fiction in recent times. Processes that can outstate your imagination is already being tested and will become implemental in the next couple of years. The pre-requisite data is already surplus in the public domain. The technology to enable services like priority messaging, automated disaster alerts, live location tracking, automated SOS messaging, is already is service. Some of them are even available over your cell phone or in the Cloud software which remotely helps in operations. Have you ever thought about how your phone is able to tell you the best route to reach your...

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Artificial Intelligence: Global scenario versus Indian landscape

The McKinsey Global Institute has recently studied economic statistics from the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum and estimated that by 2030, AI can add 16 percent—or around $13 trillion—to the global economy and AI will boost global GDP by $15.7 billion. Since 2000, AI venture investments have risen six times and McKinsey also estimates that by 2030, at least 70 percent of businesses are likely to have implemented at least one type of AI technology. In India comparatively, Artificial Intelligence is a growing industry sector, as a report by Computer Vision Market reveals and stands...

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India needs to ride the energy storage wave: IEEFA India

Battery storage, green hydrogen, flexible coal plants can help integrate RE into the grid Battery storage, green hydrogen and flexible coal-fired power generation can help India address its next big challenge of integrating large-scale variable renewable energy into the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The transition to low-cost, variable renewable energy generation requires a flexible grid that can respond rapidly to changes in power demand dynamics,” says IEEFA Research Analyst Kashish Shah. “Battery storage can provide a solution to help the grid manage massive...

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Edtech startups: Integrating the best of online learning and classroom education

Most of us today want to be fit, those who are fit want to be fitter. But do we care about our brain health? Perhaps not. Coursera’s ‘Biohacking your Brain’s Health’ course tells you how to keep your brain fit through nutrition, exercise, meditation and sleep. If you are someone who keeps procrastinating about doing stuff, Unacademy’s ‘Stop Being lazy’ course can be of your help. Is death the end of it all? Are we, in some sense, immortal? ‘Death’, an online course offered by Yale can help find some answers. Edtech, surely, has arrived. Even facts are indicative of...

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Apple On A Buying Spree, Banking On AI Startups

Acquiring potential AI startups equip large firms like Apple to fill their talent pool, and add on to their AI capabilities. For many years now, we are witnessing a tectonic shift in how technology is being used to revolutionise major sectors around the world. One of the most prominent keywords that keep popping up now and then is the ‘artificial intelligence revolution.’ Tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, etc., have shown deep interest in not just adopting AI but also acquiring AI startups, which has become the new normal. Apple is winning the race with the ‘You Start,...

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Start-ups raise more than USD 500 million in a week

If edtech and e-commerce had the eye of investors last year, verticals such as software-as-a- service, agri-tech, and health tech are now giving them a run for their money. If edtech and e-commerce had the eye of investors last year, verticals such as software-as-a- service, agri-tech, and health tech are now giving them a run for their money. This week saw start-ups raising over $500 million funding and the birth of two new unicorns—healthtech firm Innovaccer Inc and realty technology start-up Infra market.  A recent survey by Mumbai-based Orios Ventures says that the time taken by start-ups to reach unicorn...

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