The science of tutoring Watson to understand Korean - IBM Blog Research


Born and raised in India, Abe Ittycheriah, has had a fairly cosmopolitan upbringing. He's also lived in Mexico City and St. Johns in Newfoundland; he went to high school in New Mexico and did his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Rutgers University in New Jersey. While Abe confesses that he isn't multilingual, he is fluent in computer languages such as C, Perl, and others. Today, with almost 20 years of service under his belt at IBM Research working on speech, question answering, and machine translation technologies, he's part of a team using computer language skills to help teach Watson Korean, having also schooled Watson in Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Arabic. How does Watson expand its dictionary of foreign languages?

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Now the Internet of Things goes Lego, with C , JavaScript, Python coding


The Lego-compatible, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled SBricks Plus have four ports that are inputs and outputs, so you can attach sensors, motors, and lights. Remember those colored bricks you used to play with as a child, or possibly much more recently? They were great, and still are, for building anything from bridges to trains. But in hindsight they lacked one thing: interactivity. Things started to change a few years ago when Lego introduced its Mindstorms and, more recently, WeDo educational kits to teach programming to children, adding robotic capabilities to its previously inanimate bricks.

Intel unveils AI developer program, aims to educate 15K individuals - ETtech


Intel India announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence Developer Program aimed at educating 15,000 individuals - scientists, developers, analysts and engineers - on AI technologies in a bid to boost the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the homeland. Aimed at promoting AI amongst Indian developers, Intel will organise 60 programs across the year, ranging from lectures, workshops, roadshows and roundtables. The initiative aims at imparting knowledge on the basics of adoption of AI via technical sessions. As India undergoes digital transformation, the intelligent analysis of the data collected will enable the government and the industry to make effective decisions offering increasing opportunities for using AI in the country. "To make this happen, Intel is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Wipro, Julia Computing and Calligo Technologies, by enabling them with AI solutions based on Intel architecture," said Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel South Asia.

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