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Colleges rush to Anna Univ for nod to offer new engg courses Chennai News - Times of India

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Chennai: To reverse the droopy admission trend of engineering courses, colleges in Tamil Nadu have turned their eyes towards emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. More than 35 engineering colleges have applied to Anna University expressing interest to start BTech courses in artificial intelligence and data science, and computer science and business systems for the next academic year. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced that engineering colleges would be allowed to start new courses in artificial intelligence, data science, cyber security, machine learning and block chain. Anna University had invited application for starting a course in artificial intelligence and data science. It has also began to frame syllabus for the course.


UI College of Engineering leverages AI research expertise across campus

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Across the University of Iowa campus, researchers are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data to tackle pressing issues related to healthcare, space exploration, and public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than 30 years, this research has been made possible through expertise as well as logistical and financial support from the UI College of Engineering. "Our ability to collaborate across disciplines, departments, and colleges demonstrates that the cutting-edge research done in our College of Engineering is tremendously important to the work of our entire campus," said Harriet Nembhard, dean of the College of Engineering. "These partnerships exist in ways one might expect such as in medical imaging in the UI Carver College of Medicine and injury prevention in the College of Public Health but we also support work in the Tippie College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Education." In all, the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence, funded by the Office of the Provost, Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Business, and Education, as well as several UI departments and research centers leads 27 active projects across campus, many of which involve engineering researchers.


25 Best Artificial Intelligence Colleges Successful Student

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Successful Student has compiled the 25 Best Artificial Intelligence Colleges in the United States. Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as machine learning, is a discipline within computer science. Artificial Intelligence is usually conceived of as doing more than just computing numbers (such as a calculator), but is more conceptual in nature (such as describing subjective qualities, or giving meanings to different contexts). An example of AI would be speech recognition and communicating, such as Apple's Siri, or Amazon's Alexa. Amazon has announced three new AI tools for anyone wanting to build apps on Amazon Web Services: Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. According to Amazon "This frees developers to focus on defining and building an entirely new generation of apps that can see, hear, speak, understand, and interact with the world around them." For those interested in developing apps, see our 20 Best App Development Colleges article. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all working on AI. Facebook's FAIR (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) program engages with academia to assist in solving long term problems in AI. Facebook is hiring AI experts around the world to assist in their project.


Drop algebra requirement for non-STEM majors, California community colleges chief says

Los Angeles Times

The chancellor of the California Community Colleges system says intermediate algebra should no longer be required to earn an associate degree -- unless students are in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who heads the nation's largest community college system of 114 campuses, told The Times that intermediate algebra is seen as a major barrier for students of color, preventing too many from completing degrees. About three-fourths of those who transfer to four-year universities are non-STEM majors, he said, who should be able to demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills by taking statistics or other math courses more applicable to their fields. "College-level algebra is probably the greatest barrier for students -- particularly first-generation students, students of color -- obtaining a credential," he said. "If we know we're disadvantaging large swaths of students who we need in the workforce, we have to question why.


Machine learning: A chance for engineering students to look beyond software services - The Economic Times

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Chintu, the robot, slowly sat down on the floor, with both hands resting on its knees. Then, on command, it stood up, using one hand for support. The 58-centimetre-tall robot, manufactured by Softbank Robotics of France and owned by Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, was one of the attractions of IBM Cloud Forum, a jamboree of companies using IBM's cloud and machine learning (ML) solutions in the last week of May in Mumbai. Alongside Chintu were its guardians -- Astitva Shah and Krishnamohan M, final-year engineering students from MIT, Pune. The duo have been working on a project to develop Chintu as an assistant for elderly people who are living alone.