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Fintech and payments trends to watch out for in 2024
Fintech and payments trends to watch out for in 2024

Payments as a market is undergoing massive changes. As customer preferences evolve, so are the technologies they use. Globally, there are a number of key drivers behind the changes we’re seeing today. According to the ‘Top 10 Fintech and Payments Trends 2024’ Report...

AI Guardians of the digital wallet galaxy
AI Guardians of the digital wallet galaxy

In a world where your coffee, groceries, and even your taxi rides can be paid for with a tap of your phone, digital wallets have become the sleek, convenient sidekicks to our daily lives. But as with any great innovation, there's a shadow side: fraudsters are eager to...

Combating Debanking in the Age of AI
Combating Debanking in the Age of AI

Imagine coming back from a tiring day at work, eager to unwind and prepare for the weekend. You open your email, only to find a notification from your bank: your account has been closed without any warning. A wave of panic washes over you. How will you pay your bills?...

AI in the sky: Transforming travel experiences
AI in the sky: Transforming travel experiences

“The ultimate travel agent”.   That’s the vision that Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has for the vacation and short-term rental platform. One of the many steps to unlocking that vision is the sustained and strategic use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). And their first...

5 ways to build customer trust (and drive sales)
5 ways to build customer trust (and drive sales)

  The Internet is usually treated like the youngest child of a family. They invariably get blamed every time anything breaks down in the household! As an extension of the Internet, e-commerce too received a great deal of suspicion in its early days. Rightfully...

The Future of Personalization and Five Emerging Trends
The Future of Personalization and Five Emerging Trends

“We're in [an] incredible age where new brands are making people's lives easier, more convenient, more personalized.” Angel investor Aileen Lee – and the person who coined the term ‘unicorn’ – sums up the future of business in one simple sentence. With the evolution...

Building an AI community with Slaves to the Algo
Building an AI community with Slaves to the Algo

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." That’s exactly what we’re doing while creating the Slaves to the Algo (STTA)! And this time around, we’re more than just a podcast. Now, we're taking our...

How AI is enhancing the human experience
How AI is enhancing the human experience

In his upcoming book, Hundred Years of Artificial Intelligence - Past, Present and Near Future, Alok Aggarwal talks about domains in which AI is rivaling humans. These go across sectors, and include skills like Autonomous vehicle driving Predicting schizophrenia...

The Dior moment for data
The Dior moment for data

As the Second World War intensified, women were asked to fill in for the jobs that were usually done by men (who were now on the battlefield). Some of them were physically hard jobs. This rapidly enhanced a trend of trousers and slimmer skirts for women. These outfits...

Why banks need to personalize experiences for Gen Z
Why banks need to personalize experiences for Gen Z

The oldest of the Gen Z cohort, today’s golden children, entered the workforce under unprecedented circumstances: amid a pandemic. Before they could begin flexing their purchasing power, major pay-cuts and lay-offs were announced worldwide. Luckily, Gen Z has been...

Bring your own data, the cookiepocalypse is coming
Bring your own data, the cookiepocalypse is coming

The other day, I clicked on a link that was about the imminent death of third-party cookies. I was prompted to ‘Accept all cookies’ before I proceed any further! We are supposed to say no to third-party cookies by the end of 2023. While I am waiting for the day, I...

Finding links in data: It’s all about the WHYs
Finding links in data: It’s all about the WHYs

We can complicate discussions on data till eternity. But at the root of it all, data can help us solve 2 primary clusters of problems. Finding patterns Establishing a causal link Finding patterns is the easy part. Machines, algorithms, and even ‘analysts who do not...

KonMari your data ETL strategy
KonMari your data ETL strategy

Use the KonMari method for a data ETL strategy that sparks joy for your organization To the uninitiated, Marie Kondo is the world’s most famous tidying up consultant (thanks to Netflix). Her trademarked KonMari method is all about how one can declutter their living...