The Indian Behind Amazon Alexa & Paytm's Foray into Japan. 4 things to know today

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1. PayTM is set to go global! According to reports, the company is partnering with its top investor Softbank to launch digital payment services in Japan. 

2. Surprise Surprise! Amazon’s Alexa has got Indian roots. Alexa is the brainchild of Indian engineer Rohit Prasad. The engineer who hails from Ranchi joined Amazon in 2013 and is now the head scientist of Alexa  artificial intelligence.

3. Google glass is making a comeback! The eye-wearable device that made headlines in 2015 but faded out soon after is now back with a solution for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) globally, including in India.

4 Make way for the new Artificial Intelligence powered smartphone! TECNO Mobile on Monday launched a new smartphone CAMON iTWIN. The phone’s AI-powered 'Bokeh' mode is a treat for photographers!

 

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