Before we move on to our weekly newsletter, there is something I am super excited to share. We are back with our in-person conferences and our first one is happening on Friday.
But most importantly, these events, and especially the offline ones, are critical for the whole ecosystem; they bring everyone closer and help build stronger relations/networks.
We have 4 large format offline AI conferences in the year and pride ourselves in building these very niche, high-quality properties over years of hard work.
Join us for our first one.
There is quite a bit of taboo in India about not having a secure, permanent job. I, too, faced some resistance and questioned/ doubted myself multiple times in this journey, says freelance data scientist Krishna Sai Vootla. The electrical engineer from IIT, Gandhinagar, was always a numbers guy and had never heard of data science until 2016. Krishna has worked with Capgemini, and Tredence before striking out on his own. We had a fun chat with him about the freelance scene in data science. He is quite a character (he recently deployed a code to record his emotions) and I think you’d find this read riveting.
Over the last 7 days, we covered some very interesting folks, for eg., Sadaf Sayyad, a data scientist at Intuit, walked us through a typical day at her work, alongside sharing interesting instances, career growth, and the impact she is adding to the team and the ecosystem.
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We also covered a few unputdownable stories on data science, starting with the most in-demand tech skills in 2022, to ‘is coding an indispensable skill for a data scientist’ ( the answer may or may not surprise you) and if data analysts are any ‘lesser’ than data scientists and engineers. It’s all a status game, folks!
A lot of AI heavyweights are setting up shops in India’s Silicon Valley: Moveworks , ABB , ServiceNow, signed up just last week. Earlier, we did a deep dive on the best cities to launch AI startups. And, guess who emerged the winner . We also did a roundup of the major analytics and AI fundings in 2022. India’s AI and data science scene is indeed lit.
In light of India’s burgeoning AI ecosystem, the DoT is coming up with a fairness framework for AI/ML systems (a little late to the party, though).
We spoke with Sayan and Anirban to understand what makes an organisation a better employer for data scientists and to find out the different policies, and initiatives firms undertake to nurture a good work culture.
Since 2015, we have been tracking salaries in data science/ analytics in India, very closely. Last week, we released our annual salary study for 2022.
This is done in collaboration with Hero Vired
1. There has been a considerable growth in median salary to INR 16.8 lakhs per annum, up by 25.4% compared to last year.
2. Data science professionals in Bangalore command the highest median salary, at INR 19.1 lakhs per annum, followed by Mumbai at INR 17.5 lakhs per annum.
3. Data science professionals on the Internet/eCommerce industry command the highest salary at INR 25.8 lakhs per annum, followed by Banking/Insurance at INR 24.3 lakhs per annum.
4. Data Science professionals in captives command the highest median salary compared to other company types, at INR 25.3 lakhs per annum.
Read the complete report here
People & Tech
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Startups, Apps & Tools
DagsHub is a web platform based on open-source tools, optimized for data science and oriented towards the open-source community. Check out the interview with the founders here.
Make lets you design, build, and automate anything - from tasks and workflows to apps and systems - in a few clicks
A meditation-inspired writing app designed for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Article in Focus
After months of rumours and speculation, Alphabet spun off Sandbox AQ last week. Originally started as a passion project by Sergey Brin, the standalone company will continue to be led by Jack Hidary
Praxis’ rise to being the best data science institute in India. Praxis has added yet another feather to its cap by topping the list of Data science programs in the India survey conducted by Analytics India Magazine in 2021
“Forward-looking companies are leveraging data to solve problems and design strategies to improve business outcomes and performance,” said Satyam Mukherjee, associate professor at Shiv Nadar University (SNU).
Perceptron had the potential to launch a thousand neural networks, except it faced a stumbling block–Marvin Minsky.
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Event in Focus
Intel®, in collaboration with Analytics India Magazine, announced a masterclass on AI innovation with oneAPI on April 13, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
You can register for the event here.
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