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30 Under 30 In Enterprise Tech: Reinventing Business With Artificial Intelligence

In 2016  Alexandr Wang, 20 , took time off from his graduate computer science studies at MIT. He headed to Silicon Valley to join his friend and fellow developer  Lucy Guo, 23 . Two years  earlier, Guo - a 2014 Thiel Fellow - had left her senior year at Carnegie Mellon to pursue her own tech career.  Now, little more than a year after Wang left Cambridge, the two are leading a $4.7-million startup.  Scale , “The API of Human Intelligence,” serves such giants as Alphabet, P&G, GM Cruise and more. From high school dropouts to Stanford Ph.D’s, most of the  Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 Class in Enterprise Tech  are augmenting Artificial Intelligence with indispensable human skills.  Both Wang and Guo have substantial experience in tech, including stints at Snap and Quora. So they know that despite the considerable hype AI is, as they describe it, “not ready for prime time.” And, like much of this year’s class, they took risks to create something new. Scale offers immediate access t

Youngsters take up organic farming

The group of youngsters at Pattikkara, near Kecheri in Thrissur, who started organic cultivation of paddy They take 10 acres of fallow land on lease for paddy cultivation Nine youngsters of Pattikkara near Kecheri here have set a model worth emulating by starting organic cultivation of paddy in 10 acres of traditional rice field that remained unutilised for over 20 years. According to P.H. Afzal, a member of the team, it was newspaper reports on organic cultivation efforts elsewhere that prompted him and his friends to take the land on lease and initiate organic farming. Initial works have already begun and the group expects a yield of at least 40,000 kg during harvesting. They preferred to cultivate four varieties of rice. The popular variety Jyothi is growing in six acres while two acres will grow the local variety, Kodiyan. One acre is devoted to another local variety, Punkar, and another acre for Rakthashali, a rare rice variety with medicinal value. The whole

Youngsters Come up With Innovating Startup Ideas in Progressive Punjab Summit

MOHALI: The concluding day of Progressive Punjab Summit-2015 witnessed a session wherein young innovators presented their ideas from home kits for cervical cancer detection to managing the kitchen waste. As many as 17 such innovative ideas incubated during 3-day long startup accelerator held at IT park Chandigarh, said an official release here. Yatin Thakur from Startup Weekend US said that the session Startups today was culmination of the Startup Weekend  programme organised on Oct 23 and Oct 24 startup activities and booster camps that were held across the Punjab in varied universities' campuses held in collaboration with the Startups Accelerator Chamber of Commerce (SACC) The ideas were churned out by the energetic youngsters who showcased their talent, which when implemented has the potential to change the way we think today, it said. The contest was won by Shwetika Kumar, who is trying to create self testing non intrusive cervical testing kits at a cost of USD 5, a