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Nikhil Malhotra

Global Head of Innovation at TechMahindra Ltd

Pune, India

Nikhil Malhotra is the global head of innovation and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-bator space within TechMahindra with over 20 years of experience. Nikhil has been a researcher all his life and is now leading the growth of AI, machine learning, robotics and quantum research within TechMahindra. Nikhil’s area of personal research has been how quantum computing and neuroscience has inspired the growth of artificial intelligence and how the two fields can merge in the future . Nikhil has also designed an indigenous robot in his lab, as a personal assistant. The current bets he has undertaken is how ethical is AI?, building an autonomous level 2 vehicle in India and how quantum can give us better cancer drugs

One of his vision is to enable machines to talk in local Indian dialect. There are 1645 dialects in India and 26 mother tongues and 80% of Indian population does not speak English. Nikhil and his team are researching on Sanskrit and how Sanskrit can be made as the base transliteration layer for majority of Indian languages and dialects

His hobbies include playing tennis , golf and reading books on quantum mechanics and biographies.
He holds a masters degree in computing with specialization in distributed computing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. Nikhil currently resides in Pune with his wife Shalini and sons Angad and Rudra.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Pune
Speaking Topics: Innovation using AI, Neuroscience and AI, Quantum Computing

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Influencer13
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Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Innovation
Last Media Interview: 06/24/2020

Areas of Expertise

AI 31.44
Analytics
AR/VR
Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data
COVID19 31.30
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation
Innovation
Leadership
Emerging Technology 30.28

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2 Article/Blogs
FInding Therapeutic drugs against covid 19 - AI
Linked In
June 23, 2020
An era of rapidly changing technology, virtualisation, SDN/NFV, advent of 4G LTE technology is redefining businesses across the globe. The digitalisation wave has brought artificial intelligence, natural language processing, analytics, and big data into the foray making it more possible for the machines to emulate humans.
This is making most of the ways of doing things exceptionally well in the past invalid in this new environment. At its peak we expect the traditional operations replaced with operations driven by speech recognition, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, analytics and machine learning.
There will be new key roles emerging in facilitating machine learning (helping machines become intelligent) and analytics. Sometimes, I like to all the next bandwagon as “Neuro-Linguistic” programmers, programmers whose role would be to train machines that process natural languages and function as a connected synergised near human neural unit.

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Tags: AI, COVID19

How we harness power of natural langauge pricesing
Medium Data Science
July 01, 2017
An era of rapidly changing technology, virtualisation, SDN/NFV, advent of 4G LTE technology is redefining businesses across the globe. The digitalisation wave has brought artificial intelligence, natural language processing, analytics, and big data into the foray making it more possible for the machines to emulate humans.
This is making most of the ways of doing things exceptionally well in the past invalid in this new environment. At its peak we expect the traditional operations replaced with operations driven by speech recognition, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, analytics and machine learning.
There will be new key roles emerging in facilitating machine learning (helping machines become intelligent) and analytics. Sometimes, I like to all the next bandwagon as “Neuro-Linguistic” programmers, programmers whose role would be to train machines that process natural languages and function as a connected synergised near human neural unit.

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Tags: AI

1 Media Interview
Leading with AI
INDIA AI
June 26, 2020
Nikhil Malhotra is the Global Head of tech innovation at Tech Mahindra and heads Maker's lab the thin-q-bator division at TechMahindra . His epertise and passion include artificial intelligence with a focus on natural language processing. Nikhil has 15 years of Industry experience which range from teaching at premier institutes like RMIT, to working with IBM global services and TechMahindra.or many of us, artificial intelligence as a concept seems very new and recent, especially when it comes to India, even though the technology had its origin over half a century ago. In that sense, one has to say, Nikhil Malhotra, who currently heads Global Innovation and Makers Lab at TechMahindra, began his AI journey at a time when AI wasn’t “even a thing” in this country.

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Tags: AI

3 Speaking Engagements
TEDX - Neuroscience Inspired AI
TEDx
February 24, 2020
Nikhil Malhotra, a futurist, who, with his heart and mind, is committed to the desire of turning possibilities into realities. He talks about how the field of neuroscience has inspired the next revolution in AI in solving some of the major challenges in the country ... one of them being the way humans communicate to machines using their own dialects . India has 1645 dialects and 23 mother tongues . Can Sanskrit and neuroscience pave the way for a new machine Nikhil Malhotra is the global head of innovation and creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-bator space within TechMahindra with over 20 years of experience. He has been working with TechMahindra for the past 11 years and is now leading the growth of AI and machine learning within the organization. In his present avatar he focuses on artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and mixed reality. Nikhil’s area of personal research has been natural language processing, enabling machines to talk the way humans do. He lives by a dream of creating smart machines that would wed human emotions with artificial intelligence to make lives better. One of his visions is to enable machines to talk in local Indian dialect. He holds a masters degree in computing with specialization in distributed computing from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology

In conversation with Nikhil Malhotra , robot builder and researcher
Channel News Asia
November 01, 2019
Conversation with Channel News Asia at the backdrop of World economic forum for Ai and its effects on children

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Tags: AI

TEDx : - It is courage that drives innovation
TEDX
November 06, 2018
Renowned for being an amazing father, Nikhil Malhotra was instrumental in the innovation of the healthcare robot Saarthi. His inputs, along with his little son’s, helped the healthcare robot become a reality which has the potential to help millions, maybe even billions of people all over the world. The initial idea of Saarthi was achieved by Malhotra through the numerous questions asked by his four-year old son, Angad, about what a robot could possibly do in the future. Nikhil Malhotra is the creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-bator space within TechMahindra with over 17 years of experience in a variety of technology domains. Renowned for being an amazing father, Nikhil Malhotra was instrumental in the innovation of the healthcare robot Saarthi. His inputs, along with his little son’s, helped the healthcare robot become a reality which has the potential to help millions, maybe even billions of people all over the world. The initial idea of Saarthi was achieved by Malhotra through the numerous questions asked by his four-year old son, Angad, about what a robot could possibly do in the future. Nikhil Malhotra is the creator of Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-bator space within TechMahindra with over 17 years of experience in a variety of technology domains. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community

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Tags: AI

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