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From emotional AI to precision farming, the 8 finalists of Flipkart Leap are truly disruptive

For a startup community that called for direction and momentum, Flipkart Leap appeared as the spark that could light the path forward. With a view to strengthening India’s startup ecosystem and galvanizing local entrepreneurs, Flipkart announced the launch of Flipkart Leap, an industry-best accelerator program, on August 10, 2020, eliciting applications from nearly a thousand startups . After several grueling rounds of selection, the list was narrowed down to eight — here is the winning cohort that promises to make waves in digital India.
Sophia Stephen

In a small town in Karnataka, Flipkart is creating jobs with impact sourcing

For the people of Bagepalli, Karnataka, a good job opportunity has often meant travelling to the nearest big city and away from their loved ones. In early 2020, an impact sourcing effort by Flipkart and its vendor partner RuralShores sought to change that reality. Read how this project is not only bringing better livelihoods to this town, but is also benefiting e-commerce through the rich and untapped talent pool of rural India.
Sophia Stephen

Humans + AI-powered bots: The future of Indian e-commerce is here

Over 4,500 shipments an hour at twice the speed and with 99.9% accuracy — the future of Indian e-commerce is unfolding at a Flipkart sortation center tucked away in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Here, humans and AI-powered bots — known as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) — work seamlessly together so your Flipkart packages reach you faster and without overburdening the facility staff. Read how this groundbreaking technology is changing the game for a country that's rapidly embracing e-commerce and all that it has to offer.
Vishnu Sreekumar

Privacy, data and universe-wide AI: Dr Soumen Chakrabarti on the state of internet

Dr Soumen Chakrabarti is one of India’s foremost AI researchers, working in the field of knowledge graphs and search. His work has also contributed greatly to development of the Open Web. Dr Chakrabarti addressed Flipkart engineers recently in a Blue Sky talk about his favorite area of research. We caught up with him to pick his brains about some of the most pressing issues surrounding the state of the information highway
Bijoy Venugopal

With AI & ML, Flipkart is addressing the uniquely Indian problem of problem addresses

Street addresses in India tell a story in themselves. Some are short, some are long, and some are detailed, and some are incomprehensible. A uniquely Indian problem, addresses pose a riddle to data scientists, and a frustrating, revenue-bleeding headache for businesses that rely on last-mile logistics. Flipkart’s data scientists have developed a machine learning model that not only makes sense of complex Indian addresses but also finds application in detecting and eliminating address fraud. Read all about another #AIForIndia solution that Flipkart pioneered