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Tech Mahindra Launches Open-Source AI Platform for Digital Transformation

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming businesses worldwide; according to a recent Forbes Insights survey of executives - 95% believe that AI will play an important role in speeding up decision-making and implementation. To enable businesses across industries to build, share and rapidly adapt to AI-driven applications, Tech Mahindra powered by Acumos has launched´╝ŹGAiA, industry’s first enterprise edition open-source AI platform.

Manish Vyas, President, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, and the CEO, Network Services, said, “The need of the hour is to democratize our knowledge and expertise in AI and make it universally accessible. GAiA is a step in that direction and we believe that it will be the change agent to drive digital transformation journey of our customers.”

AI’s ability is not just limited to processing deep data to drive better insight, it is expected to play a significant role in automating highly repetitive tasks at scale and impact the future of everything ranging from farming to telecom to healthcare.

A recent study placed AI as the most vital technology for the future - 49% of businesses underpinned AI from a list of ten technologies while just about 3% of the respondents felt that AI has been “fully deployed” in their business. With the GAiA platform, enterprises looking to infuse speed into their transformation need not look any further. Tech Mahindra will solve business-critical problems and accelerate innovation through unique AI-driven applications.

GAiA is poised to become a change agent in bringing about a digital transformation by leveraging the next-gen technologies. The platform will simplify and streamline the integration and deployment of AI models, and will host a marketplace of Machine Learning (ML) models in collaboration with academia, third-party machine learning developers and companies.


Putting Murud on the World Tourism Map

Mahindra Lifespaces Developers Ltd. has signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government to develop a world-class tourist destination at Murud, in Raigad, 150 km from Mumbai. The partnership will significantly improve the lives of local communities, contribute to economic growth and attract key investments for the state.

From glittering white-sand beaches like Kashid and Murud to the formidable fort of Janjira built inside the sea, the location has the makings of an ideal international attraction and is touted to become a tourism role model for India.

The ambitious project under the aegis of Maharashtra government’s tourism policy will be executed by Mahindra Lifespaces' subsidiary Deep Mangal Developers who are all set to transform 1,300 acres of land in the scenic Konkan belt.

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, “At Mahindra we always strive to drive positive change in the community through our businesses. This new initiative by Mahindra Lifespaces will help put Murud firmly on the global tourism map. It will also catalyze the growth of the local tourism industry, creating new jobs and business opportunities along the way.”

Health care tourism has been a key growth sector for more than a decade. A holistic approach to well-being, fusion of modern and traditional medicines, and the ease of international travel is increasingly making India a preferred destination.

According to a study by Forbes, India hosts about 1.27 million tourists from countries such as the US, UK, and Canada in addition to visitors from neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China. With one of the biggest investments in medical tourism and wellness coming from Mahindra Lifespaces, the country is geared up to build an amazing future powered by tourism.


Mahindra TUV300 Added to Andhra Pradesh Police Fleet

The tough and spacious Mahindra TUV300 is the latest addition to the patrol vehicle fleet of the Andhra Pradesh police department with Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu flagging off the first lot of 242 SUVs from the IGM Stadium in Vijayawada this month.

The TUV300 meets the need of the country’s paramilitary forces with a superior on-field experience made possible by Mahindra’s rugged vehicles powered

by efficient engines. Along with Andhra Pradesh, the TUV300 has emerged as the top choice for the police forces in Mumbai, Rajasthan and Kerala.

With a strong and powerful mHAWK100 engine that is tuned to deliver 100hp and 240Nm, the TUV300 is an ideal, true-blue SUV that offers them the ability to drive over all kinds of roads, while offering seating for seven.


META - Saluting the Best in Indian Theatre

One of India’s most coveted theatre awards, Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) is back once again and calling for entries from thespians and theatre enthusiasts for its 14th edition. The weeklong extravaganza, curated by Mahindra Group and Teamwork Arts will be held from March 6th to 12th, 2019 in New Delhi.

Apart from a prestigious award ceremony, the event hosts as a premier theatre festival that stages some of the best works of noted artists and budding talent from across the country.

Jay Shah, Head, Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “As one of our longest running cultural outreach activities, META holds a special place in our hearts. It is a matter of great pride to see theatre from all over our diverse country converge in the national capital each year in celebration of the arts. We look forward to a vibrant festival which gives audiences and theatre folks many reasons to Rise.”

Since its commencement in 2006, the annual Mahindra

Excellence in Theatre Awards has emerged as the most awaited event in the theatre community of India. While recognizing the best from the world of theatre, META celebrates diversity in terms of the themes and plays that emanate from various geographical regions across the country.

The Mahindra Group has always invested in the arts with the vision to nurture creativity and encourage passion. META selection committee comprising of eminent performing arts personalities will shortlist ten best plays from innumerable entries from all across India. These plays will be staged at Delhi’s Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre, and winners will be felicitated on March 12, 2019.

Entries can be submitted online till January 10, 2019. CLICK HERE

Watch out for the META awards 2019 and join us in celebrating talent across 14 categories, including set design, costume and light design, direction and performance.


Racing to Bollywood Tunes

The Bollywood bug bit members of the Mahindra Racing team, including Team Principal, Dilbagh Gill, and drivers Jerome D’Ambrosio and Nick Heidfeld when they were in Mumbai last month, all thanks to actor-entrepreneur Gul Panag.

Giving a sneak-peek of her own world, Gul Panag took the passioneers on a Bollywood tour and made them experience the extraordinary. The serious motor heads also enjoyed a unique amalgamation of the quintessential Bollywood dance and rom-com drama on an actual Bollywood movie set as they enacted a scene

and showed-off their acting skills.

The crew was thrilled to see the Mahindra Racing driver jump on the set and say, “Yeah shaadi nahi ho sakti.” The video has been conceptualized and executed jointly by Mahindra Racing, Gul Panag and her team at Tittar Lodge Production saw Nick moon-walking, Jerome swinging to Bollywood beats and Dilbagh making special appearances.

Click here to catch the Mahindra Racing team shake a leg.

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