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The Human-Empowered Computing Blog

News. Data Insights. Voices from the Field.

16Jan, 2017
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What it Takes to Encourage Women in Tech

By |January 16th, 2017|

by Radha Basu, CEO Having more women in the room is powerful. Whether as engineers, board members, or VCs and more, increased gender diversity in technology is good ethics and good business. For example, increasing women’s participation on boards significantly improves financial performance. Women working as VCs increases start-up success and industry performance. Even small increases women’s workforce participation could boost the US’ economic output by $2.1 trillion, or by [...]

5Dec, 2016
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Can You Engineer Your Way to Better Data?

By |December 5th, 2016|

Working with external teams to gather, clean and enhance datasets can be very rewarding. It minimizes the amount of repetitive work needed in-house, and can often bring even better data than working with your own teams. As we’ve talked about in previous weeks, however, it does come with its challenges. Learn about knowledge-transfer best practices here, and the importance of communication here. This week, we’re offering a more technical tip: [...]

7Nov, 2016
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5 Reasons AR is the Tech to Beat

By |November 7th, 2016|

As virtual reality enters its “adolescence” (and perhaps the trough of disillusionment), it languishes in an awkward stage where much has been accomplished, but perhaps it’s fallen short of all the hype. Arguments can - and should! - be made for a bright future, but at iMerit we have our eyes on another kind of reality: augmented reality. In some ways, augmented reality (AR) has pulled ahead of VR in [...]

27Oct, 2016
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Cubs Win! Could it be Big Data?

By |October 27th, 2016|

When we think of applications for big data, we mostly imagine leveraging it for technology, analysis, and business insights. But what about sports? For the last year, iMerit has been working with KinaTrax to build accurate 3D models of all Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers. These models are based on massive amounts of video data captured in-game from 12 different camera angles. iMerit teams sift through the video data and [...]

18Oct, 2016
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iMerit & Anudip Honored for Social Entrepreneurship

By |October 18th, 2016|

On October 9th, in Milpitas, CA, The Indians for Collective Action (ICA) honored Radha and Dipak Basu for their work developing IT and social entrepreneurship in India. The award recognized the Basus' work with NetHope, Jhumki Basu Foundation, Anudip Foundation, and iMerit. Anshu Gupta, social entrepreneur and founder of Goonj and Adhik Kadam, co-founder and director of Borderless World Foundation also received accolades for their work. Indians for Collective Action [...]

12Oct, 2016
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Why I Care About Self-Learning, and You Should Too

By |October 12th, 2016|

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of self-learning. This conviction comes from a very personal place. When my daughter was in grade two, I wasn’t happy with the math curriculum at her school. At that time, I was traveling a lot for work and, though I may have wanted to, I could not direct the learning I saw she was missing. So, I started looking for a curriculum that she [...]