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Digital Disruption through Technologies like AI, ML and Blockchain Set to Transform Indian Real Estate Ecosystem


New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI/NewsVoir): Artificial intelligence has emerged as one of the biggest disruptors and game changers in the real estate landscape today, enabling a strategic, and empowered buying and selling experience. With the potential to carry out massive technological reforms across the sector AI is driving change with a technology-led immersive experience made possible just at the click of a button. These views were expressed by eminent leaders from the industry at'Leveraging AI in the Real Estate Landscape', a webinar organized by Techarc, a leading technology analytics, research and consultancy firm in association with Compass, the overseas development centre of Urban Compass Inc., a US-headquartered technology platform leading change with new age technologies such as AI & ML in the real estate industry. The panel called for leveraging the power of AI and its potential to transform the real estate landscape especially in India with appropriate investments. Incorporating data and AI based algorithms is enabling leading real estate platforms like Compass, in decision making process and at the same time is also assisting them in managing the substantial volumes of historic data that has been generated within the industry over the years and monitor bespoke KPIs in order to expedite procedures and extract useful data.

Covid could have been AI's moment in sun. But it isn't as flexible as humans yet


It should have been artificial intelligence's moment in the sun. With billions of dollars of investment in recent years, AI has been touted as a solution to every conceivable problem. So when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, a multitude of AI models were immediately put to work. Some hunted for new compounds that could be used to develop a vaccine, or attempted to improve diagnosis. Some tracked the evolution of the disease, or generated predictions for patient outcomes.

How father-son duo helped techies 'hack exams', earn top scores for big payday


New Delhi: The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police has busted a "module" that has allegedly been taking online IT certification exams on behalf of students and professionals aiming to boost their career prospects in IT companies. So far, the police have arrested three people in connection with the money-for-marks scheme. According to the police, the masterminds of the high-tech cheating racket are a father-and-son duo, Rajesh Kumar Shah and Deep Shah, who run an IT coaching institute in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The two allegedly hired a Delhi-based technical expert, Aklakh Alam, to take the exams remotely for clients. "We received intel that several services are available on the dark web, in which hackers claim they can get the desired score by hacking into the device used by the examinee," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) K.P.S. Malhotra told ThePrint.

Robot dogs join US Air Force for major exercise, could be 'key to next-gen warfare'


New Delhi: In a bid to increase use of artificial intelligence in the military, the US Air force conducted a major exercise with robot dogs trained to scout for threats before their human counterparts enter the field. The four-legged, headless, mechanical creatures were made to exit an aircraft and look for signs of danger at the Nellis Air Force Base in the US state of Nevada last week. They are part of an Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) that the US Air force is building, which will use artificial intelligence and data analytics to detect counter threats to the US military. "Valuing data as an essential war fighting resource, one no less vital than jet fuel or satellites, is the key to next-gen warfare," Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, told CNN. The dogs have been manufactured by Ghost Robotics, a company based in Philadelphia, and are called Vision 60 UGVs, or "autonomous unmanned ground vehicles".

Covid made companies AI friendly, but consumers are yet to trust it


We are living through one of the most challenging and devastating health crises in living memory. This year has brought untold loss of life and livelihoods, the true worldwide repercussions of which are still to be seen. The COVID-19 pandemic has also altered the global business landscape, accelerating the pace and volume of data created through increased remote working and digital transacting, and fast shifting the economic realities for all business leaders. Against this backdrop, technology – artificial intelligence (AI), in particular – now has an even bigger role to play in helping organizations and countries to adapt, keep us safe and improve how we live and work. But the thirst and drive to innovate with these new technologies at speed must be balanced with the need to carefully build consumer trust in those same innovations.