Praveen Damodhar

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If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Every choice has a cost. Just make sure that as we juggle in life, we choose the things that are the most important to us.

You probably can’t tell the difference between Bach and music written by AI in his style

Mathematicians have long wondered at the logical structure of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, attempting to distill it into fractals or understand his “rational and consistent system” of composition.<p>In particular, Bach’s chorale harmonizations are ripe for systems like artificial intelligence to …

Artificial Intelligence

India’s Botched War on Cash

India is in the throes of an unprecedented social experiment in enforced digital disruption, and the world has much to learn from it.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a surprise in early November, demonetizing 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes. Modi’s war on cash is not without international …

India

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

Nike is opening a 55,000-square-foot store of the future in New York City — take a look around

Chief among them are what Nike is calling "immersive experiences." If you ever wanted to do a layup in a pair of Jordans before dropping some cash on them, now you can. Cameras in the store track your movements and progress in these experiences and upload it to the Nike+ app. The store is …

Shoes

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

New Zealand

Here’s why Microsoft is giving nearly a third of its New York employees memberships at WeWork

The company plans to take 300 We memberships — WeWork's basic, flexible membership plan — in two WeWork spaces in New York. Those 300 employees make up 70% of Microsoft's global marketing and sales teams in New York.<p>The company also has 40 employees working in a private office in an Atlanta WeWork …

Startups

This classic thought experiment explains the weird decisions we make about spending money

Some years ago, I interviewed the Nobel prize­-winning psychologist and best­selling author Daniel Kahneman. He told me one of his all­-time favorite thought experiments, which is something of a classic in behavioral economics.<p>It involves a woman who has spent $160 on two theatre tickets. She is …

Personal Finance

FinTech v. traditional banking: It’s not a zero-sum game

The financial services sector is bracing itself for an unprecedented period of disruption. Innovations such as smartphones, big data analytics, and the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin, are forcing banks, insurers, and Wall Street firms to adapt to an unpredictable future where some of …

AI agents like Alexa, Siri, and M will create the first trillion-dollar company

A friend of mine has spent more than the value of his San Antonio home on Amazon Prime in the last five years. That is precisely why the next big battlefield for marketing and advertising lies with artificially intelligent digital agents like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Facebook M, and …

Augmented Reality

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Just Predicted the Next 30 Years of Technological Change

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma predicted three more decades of rapid technological change across industries in his latest letter to …

Innovation