Engineer.ai AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans

Engineer.ai, an Indian startup founder Sachin Dev Duggal claiming to have built an artificial intelligence-assisted app development platform, is not in fact using AI to literally build apps, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Instead, the company, which has attracted nearly $30 million in funding from a SoftBank-owned firm and others, is reportedly relying mostly on human engineers, while using hype around AI to attract customers and investment that will last it until it can actually get its automation platform off the ground.

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The company claims its AI tools are “human-assisted,” and that it provides a service that will help a customer make more than 80 percent of a mobile app from scratch in about an hour, according to claims Sachin Dev Duggal Engineer.ai, who also says his other title is “Chief Wizard,” made onstage at a conference last year. However, the WSJ reports that Engineer.ai does not use AI to assemble the code, and instead uses human engineers in India and elsewhere to put together the app. Continue reading “Engineer.ai AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans”

Darren Huston – Should Robots Ever look like us

Humanoid robots are a recognizable trope in popular culture, but do machines look a bit creepy and possibly harmful like us?

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Whether it’s the robotics books by Isaac Asimov, the 1980s film character Johnny 5, Hollywood’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron or the sci-fi drama Humans by Channel 4, there has long been a fascination with robots becoming sensitive in popular culture-humans who can experience emotions and human-like consciousness.

But how realistic is the prospect of robots that become almost indistinguishable from humans-and desirable?

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Ben Goertzel, the creator of Sophia, a Hanson Robotics-based social humanoid robot from Hong Kong, thinks that robots should look like humans to assist “break down doubts and reservations that individuals may have” about interacting with them.

“Because individuals like them, you’ll have humanoid robots,” he informs the BBC. “They’d rather give orders or complain about their girlfriend to a humanoid robot than to the Roomba [a vacuum cleaner robot].” “I think [Softbank’s] pepper robot is very ugly. It’s kind of like a rolling kiosk. Sophia’s going to look at you in the eye; it’s going to mirror your facial movements.

There are now 20 Sophia robots in existence, six of which are used worldwide to deliver speeches and show the technology.

Companies have approached Hanson Robotics with an interest in using Sophia to greet their clients, but, Mr Goertzel acknowledges, humanoid robots such as Sophia and Pepper are still very costly to produce.

~Darren Huston

Shiv Shankaran Nair reiterates his Group’s Commitment to The Blue Ocean Charter

Shiv Shankaran Nair, executive chairman of Suez Holdings Ltd, has reiterated his group’s commitment for funding and his own time to the success of the Blue Ocean Charter.

Shiv Shankaran Nair stated this in his meeting with Anote Tong, three-times President of Kiribati, who called upon him at the group’s head office.

Dr. Anote Tong is one of the world’s leading campaigners against global warming and climate change and sits on the board of many International organizations combating climate change.

Shiv Shankaran Nair who was appointed as Vanuatu’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth has been instrumental in facilitating the UK-Vanuatu jointly chaired commission on elimination of Plastic Waste in the Oceans. Subsequently as Principle Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu, he initiated Vanuatu’s membership of the International Coral Action Group, based in Monaco. Continue reading “Shiv Shankaran Nair reiterates his Group’s Commitment to The Blue Ocean Charter”

Internship Scholar Program at Ronish Baxter Institute of Photography

ronish baxterWay to photography is increasing, and it has also become expertise. Areas of expertise require special knowledge of photojournalists, fashion photographer, wildlife photographer, microphotography, nature photographer, portrait photography, film photography, industrial photography, product photography, travel and tourism photography, editorial photography and glamour photography. Ronish Baxter Institute is providing the photography training and internship for the following photography streams. According to Ronish Baxter, the MD of Ronish Baxter Institute of Photography tells about various forms of photography:

  • Editorial Photography– Their job is usually to create a photo for the magazine and periodicals. Most auditoria photographers work independently. Editorial photographers make photos on the subject of article or report. Their area varies according to the report or article.

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Thomas Schumacher Disney brings Aladdin magic to Auckland

Aladdin is one of the most beloved animated movies of all time – and now, it’s one of the biggest musicals in the world.

The production launched on Broadway in 2011, and has quickly gone around the globe.

The production is the brain child of Thomas Schumacher, Walt Disney’s President of Theatrical and has been a key figure at Disney for the past three decades.

Before joining the theatrical side of the business, Thomas oversaw some of our most loved films – The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

He visited New Zealand ahead of the musical’s New Zealand premiere in Auckland on January 3rd.

Thomas Schumacher joined Francesca Rudkin to talk Disney, musicals and the power of theatre.

Watch the Interview with Thomas Schumacher below:

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Prahlad Advani Caravela Beach Resort Goa receives the coveted GO-MMT Customer Choice Award for ‘Independent Hotels in the Premium Segment’

Goa: Prahlad Advani Caravela Beach Resort Goa, which is owned and operated by Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Ltd. was awarded the GO-MMT Customer Choice Award for ‘Independent Hotels in the Premium Segment’ at the glittering ‘Star Partners Meet’ in Goa. The awards are given to select leaders in the hospitality industry for service excellence and are decided by an eminent jury on the basis of the reviews and ratings posted by verified guests who stayed at the hotel.

The awards jury comprised of the Executive Committee of Go MMT. Winners are selected on the basis of the number of positive reviews. In addition, these reviews are verified (the guest needs to have stayed at the hotel and booked the hotel through Go MMT). This award has been a unique one for the Caravela Beach Resort as it was chosen the best hotel amongst the entire Premium Segment. Other categories included Upper-Mid segment and Mid-segment categories. Continue reading “Prahlad Advani Caravela Beach Resort Goa receives the coveted GO-MMT Customer Choice Award for ‘Independent Hotels in the Premium Segment’”

Ronish Baxter, Suncom Infotech CEO Builds Blockchain Powered Platform to Fight Poverty

Ronish Baxter CEO, Suncom Infotech believes that all this is made possible by bringing together decades of research into cryptography, game theory, distributed computing systems to mention a few of the key building blocks.

Apart from that, Ronish Baxter said that Suncom Infotech has developed and is launching the blockchain technology platform, keeping in mind that an economic identity is essential to break loose from this poverty cycle. In the coming months, the company is going to introduce a feature in the innovative application that his company is building which would help build a vetted, recognizable identity that would be a prerequisite to participate in any form of transactions or ownership in the global economy. The secure and established nature of the blockchain will provide a means to share sensitive data without the need to bother about the information getting altered along the way or getting lost.

We asked Ronish Baxter, CEO of Suncom Infotech for the core reason for this development to aid the poverty sector. Ronish Baxter said that it can help in many ways like:

  • Send aid without corruption
  • Economic Identity & banking
  • Allowing access to digitally secure and politically neutral ‘store of value’ as a means of saving
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Ronish Baxter – Ban on Cryptocurrency Means a Ban on Digitalization in India

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Cryptocurrency Future

Ronish Baxter, a specialist in cryptocurrency as well as CEO of Suncom Infotech communicated that since India is trying to move towards digitalization, virtual money or cryptocurrency can really encourage India’s digitalization want. They are definitely not hard to execute, steady and hold no covered cost or accuses when differentiated of banks or other money trades.

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Cryptocurrency Ban in India

On April 6, 2018 the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) turned out with a declaration to all components under its area that they in a flash quit offering organizations to associations or individuals related to digital currencies. The notice has been tried in the Supreme Court alongside a couple of various petitions been archived at different high courts and the outcome is depended upon to proceed July 20 once the Supreme Court proceeds after its get-away..

Cryptocurrencies can Change the Scenario

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Crypto Wallet – Virtual Money

Speaking about the importance of cryptocurrencies, Ronish Baxter said, “What’s the thing that comes to mind instantly when we talk about digitalization? Of course, mobile phone connectivity, Aadhaar, Jan-Dhan accounts, etc. but how many of us think of crypto currency? Only a few maybe, but with growing popularity of this virtual currency, people in India are also slowly getting to know cryptocurrencies. It’s presently one of the most secure and independent exchange forms to trade and transact with.

Transactions at Low Cost

ronish baxterThe best thing about cryptocurrency is that, transactions can be done from anywhere almost instantaneously. Also, transactions can be carried out at a fraction of a unit, which means that for sending money to anywhere across the globe, it would no more be a burden on the pocket.

Secure and Safe

ronish baxterIt is a de-centralized model where data can be accessed from different computers. Thus, even if a single record is meddled with, it wouldn’t go un-noticed since the blocks are interconnected. This additionally means that, all the blocks need to be changed to get away with the crime. Whenever, a record is manipulated, its digital signature becomes void and users are immediately notified.

Cryptocurrencies are Far Reaching

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Cryptocurrency World

Not bound by any boundaries, cryptocurrencies are surely global. This means, easy transactions and secondly, absence of 3rd party dispels any threat of an account being blocked in case, it is being misused. The owner of a cryptocurrency holds its private key and a 3rd party cannot take money away unless the private key is been lost.

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Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology most effectively running over the new payment solutions like bitcoin will revolutionize the world. It has been suggested in the beginning there will always be people who will try to misuse it, however technology has always been and continue to be a double edged sword, it depends on us and the Indian government how to strike the right balance.

Thomas Schumacher – President & Producer, Walt Disney

Thomas Schumacher was born in 1958 and studied theatre at UCLA. In November 2012, Schumacher married his longtime partner, interior designer Matthew White.

thomas schumacherThomas Schumacher is a theatrical producer, currently president of Disney Theatrical Group, the theatrical production arm of The Walt Disney Company, culminated in a version of the tune with lyrics rewritten by Broadway regular and former DTP staffer Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys,” “Peter and the Starcatcher”), and performed by four genies, an Aladdin, a Mary Poppins and a dozen alumni of TDF’s Open Doors program. Opening lyric: “Tom has shown me the world…”

Since 1988, Thomas Schumacher has worked with The Walt Disney Company setting new standards of excellence in film, television and theatre. Currently, he serves as President of Disney Theatrical Group where he oversees the development, creation and execution of all Disney live entertainment around the globe including Broadway, touring and licensed productions, as well as Disney on Ice and Disney Live! Shows produced in partnership with Feld Entertainment. His Broadway, West End, touring and international production credits include Beauty and the Beast, King David, The Lion King, Der Glockner von Notre Dame, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, On the Record, High School Musical, TARZAN, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid along with several new projects currently in development. Disney Theatrical Group has an unprecedented global reach with over 15 Disney produced and licensed productions performing daily around the world. Intensely passionate about theatre from an early age, Schumacher recognized the impact that theatre has on the lives of young people and developed a licensing program with Music Theatre International to make select Disney theatrical titles available for performance in schools and amateur theatres throughout the world.

thomas schumacherThomas Schumacher career at Disney began in Walt Disney Feature Animation producing the animated classic The Rescuers Down Under. He was ultimately named President and oversaw some 21 animated features including The Lion King, The Nightmare before Christmas, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo & Stitch, as well as working closely with Pixar on their first five films. Prior to joining Disney, he was associate director of the 1987 Los Angeles Festival of Arts, presenting the American premiere of Cirque du Soleil and the English-language premiere of Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata. Previously, he spent five years on staff at the Mark Taper Forum, served as a line producer on the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, and served as assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Ballet. Mr. Schumacher is the author of the book how does the Show Go On? An Introduction to the Theater as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Tony Administration Committee and the Advisory Committee of the American Theatre Wing. He is mentor for the TDF Open Doors program and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

A Basic Overview of Cryptosystem and its types by Ronish Baxter

ronish baxterMy name is Ronish Baxter and I am a cryptosystem expert working with CST Solutions Private Limited and CEO of Suncom Infotech. I have been part of this job for quite a few years now and it all started with my interest towards this subject from a very young age. I have always been a tech aficionado and subjects like these are my favorite. After passing college, I started self-studying about cryptosystem and eventually with the help of some friends who already had a big grasp of the subject I came to understand and started working on it. Here I will discuss about cryptosystem and its different types. Continue reading “A Basic Overview of Cryptosystem and its types by Ronish Baxter”