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Talk at MLDS 2020

I’ll be talking at MLDS 2020 at Hyderabad on a methodology of automating the role of a moderator in the Focus Group discussions using artificial intelligence, where the proposed solution uses machine learning and deep learning to process the video and audio streams of a Focus Group.


Update : Done with the talk. 


Creating Interactive Presentations | Menti

Last week, I facilitated a workshop at Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science in Andhra Pradesh. 

The first session was a generic 2 hour introduction to AI, for which the whole college was invited. I could see the annoyance in the faces of the kids, who were forced to attend a lecture. Worse, one of their teachers told me “You should be glad if anyone even acknowledges you”. 

I started the talk, to a bunch of sleepy eyed 20-year olds. In a short while, things turned around. The kids interacted, gave me comments, personal anecdotes. Most importantly, they asked questions. ASKED QUESTIONS. Their own teachers were surprised that their kids would ask these many questions.


What did I do differently? 


I used this interactive presentation webapp called menti. With menti, my audience could interact with me live and realtime. I could see their questions scrolling in the white screen, projected all the way from my laptop. 


Menti window with realtime questions scrolling

Do try our menti for creating interactive presentations.

Of Awards and Recognitions

EY Advisory team bagged top honors at Cypher 2019, India’s largest Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) summit. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted Focus Group Analyzer (FGA) was recognized as the ‘Best Data Science Project of the year’.

Yours truly grabbed the award on behalf of the team, consisting of Archana H, Bhavana Gopakumar, Justin Joseph and Nithin Gopinath.

Alma Mater

7 years ago this day, I sat among the audience in this very auditorium. Anxious, tensed and probably questioning my life decisions. It was my first day in NITC as a student, and I had no idea what my second tenure in college was gonna be.

Fast forward to yesterday, adorning the diaz, I saw myself in those 1500 faces, the tension, the confusion and lots of hope. Its one thing to be invited back to one’s alma mater as a guest, and its something entirely wonderful when you get a chance to speak to your past selves, to assure them that they’re in a wonderful place, to tell them not to make the mistakes you’ve made, to offer them a pair of digital ears if they ever need someone to talk to, and most importantly, to show them what their future selves are capable of.

Thank you National Institute of Technology Calicut, and wishing all the very best for the Engineers of 2023.