Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP and Speech Processing.
I find it disturbing that a number of companies use terms like these to describe themselves to journalists. The problem is not with these words or verticals. As a company if you’re working on things like these, you’ve earned yourself the right to be called engineers. The problem is that most companies talk about these without really doing anything.
If you’re a journalist who’s reading this, please take a little time to understand what each of these terms mean, and ask the company more specifics about what exactly do they do. If their CEO can’t, please label them as bogus, irrespective of the fact that they’ve been funded or not.
If you’re the founder of a tech company, please take a little time to explain in more detail the cool algos that you’re writing. When you don’t do it, it all looks really fake.
If you’re a investor here in India, please invest in companies which are really disruptive. Mobile phone recharge is not disruptive. Local deals is not disruptive. E-Commerce is not disruptive anymore. You’re really killing all us techies out here.
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