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The Machine Learning research revolution

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In recent times, we have seen an increasing number of instances of Artificial Intelligence (AI) donning the proverbial lab coat. In early 2019, thousands of people were screened every day in a hospital in Madurai by an AI system developed by Google that helps diagnose diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to blindness. Startups like Niramai, based in Bengaluru are developing AI technology for early diagnosis of conditions like breast cancer and river blindness. The sudden, accelerated growth of Machine Learning not just in research but in all walks of life can bring to mind Black Mirror-esque visions of dystopia in which machines rule over humanity. But let us leave worrying about the consequences of the far future to science fiction and look at the immediate impact this technology has had in science.


The hits and misses of using Artificial intelligence for recruitment

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Over the years that I have spent with startups, I've come across both genuine and fake AI products. I'll start with the ones that truly solved problems using AI. A few years ago, one of the co-founders of Liv.ai, a Bengaluru-based AI startup, met me and demonstrated their product that used natural language processing to convert speech to text in multiple Indian languages. I had always known that text to speech was easy, but converting speech to text in multiple languages was a hard problem to solve. I was a bit sceptical at first, but when I saw the product, I was quite blown away.


10 Latest Data Science Job Openings In Bengaluru

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Data science jobs are one of the highest paying jobs of this decade. The democratization of analytics tools along with the rise in reading resources has drawn more attention towards this thriving sector. In India, data science jobs are on a rise as every company from startup to industry leaders are incorporating algorithmic solutions into their workflows. In this article, we bring you top 10 data science jobs in Bengaluru -- the Silicon Valley of India. This job is for those who like to write smart algorithms and deal with complex problems that require a mix of AI/ML, big data, computer vision, NLP and a dash of probability and statistics to solve.


Top Paper Presentations You Must Not Miss At MLDS 2020

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Just a few days away now, Machine Learning Developers Summit, which is to be held on 22-23 Jan in Bengaluru and on 30-31 Jan in Hyderabad, has created a buzz around the tech community. With MLDS, Analytics India Magazine aims to bring in researchers and innovators together on one platform, where they will be presenting their research papers on various topics like machine learning, deep learning, and robotic process automation (RPA). About: In this paper, the author will be presenting a novel approach using graph algorithms for building a product recommendation solution for a publishing company. He will be talking about the developed approach that focuses on the popular books and courses inside a local community identified by the graph algorithms to generate recommendations. About: In this paper, the author will be presenting an idea where they use neural network architectures for attention mechanisms to spot the people who are suffering from prolonged stress.


Need India-specific data to properly implement facial recognition tech: Infosys co-founder

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BENGALURU: As India plans to roll out a nationwide facial recognition system this year, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan believes that the country must develop its own databases for efficient implementation of breakthrough technologies that use artificial intelligence and machine learning. A facial recognition system is a technology capable of identifying or verifying a person by analysing patterns based on the person's facial textures and shape. Gopalakrishnan noted that India should carry out its own trials before implementing the facial recognition systems, as currently the algorithms used to train these mostly employ data of white men belonging to the Anglo-Saxon community, and it is unclear whether it will work properly in the country. "We also need to look at biases. One of the reasons why I believe India must do research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) particularly is because most of the databases that are used to train these systems which we use today are being trained with data which is not from India," he told PTI in an interview on the sidelines of the Infosys Prize ceremony here.


Possibility of developing Artificial Intelligence for court system, says CJI Bobde

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Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde on Saturday hinted at the possibility of Artificial Intelligence being developed for the court system while making it clear that it will never replace human discretion. Speaking at an event in Bengaluru, Bobde said, "We have a possibility of developing Artificial Intelligence for the court system. Only for the purpose of ensuring that the undue delay in justice is prevented." "I must make it clear at the outset as there are times when even judges have asked this. AI is not going to replace human judges or human discretion", he added.


Artificial intelligence: success, limits, myths and threats (Lecture 1) by Marc Mézard

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INFOSYS-ICTS TURING LECTURES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: SUCCESS, LIMITS, MYTHS AND THREATS SPEAKER: Marc Mézard (Director of Ecole normale supérieure - PSL University) DATE: 06 January 2020, 16:00 to 17:30 VENUE: Chandrasekhar Auditorium, ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru Lecture 1 (Public Lecture): 6 January 2020, 4:00 PM Title: Artificial intelligence: success, limits, myths and threats Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is about to have a dramatic impact on many sectors of human activity. In the last ten years, thanks to the development of machine learning in "deep networks", we have experienced spectacular breakthroughs in diverse applications such as automatic interpretation of images, speech recognition, consumer profiling, or go and chess playing. Algorithms are now competing with the best professionals at analyzing skin cancer symptoms or detecting specific anomalies in radiology; and much more is to come. Worrisome perspectives are frequently raised, from massive job destruction to autonomous decision-making "warrior" robots. In this talk, we shall open the black box of deep networks and explore how they are programmed to learn from data by themselves.


One for the road: This app will alert you of potholes, help prevent accidents

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In September last year, a video made the rounds of the Internet showing an astronaut taking giant slow-motion leaps on what appeared similar to the surface of the Moon. However, the parody was highlighted soon when an auto rickshaw was seen passing nearby tumbling across the unstructured road filled with potholes. While the video taken by a Bengaluru artist left many netizens in splits, the artist's unique way of shedding light into the city's perennial pothole problem was lauded heavily. These deaths were out of 9423 accidents that year, in which 8792 people suffered grievous injuries such as bone fractures and slip discs. Adding insult to injury, the number of road accidents due to potholes was unfortunately more than the fatalities caused by the terrorist attacks, noted the Supreme Court.


AI in demand but 2,500 jobs remained vacant in 2019, says report

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Bengaluru: The rising demand for artificial intelligence (AI), the technology that mimics the human brain, is a no brainer. However, although the number of AI professionals in India has doubled, 2,500 related positions remain vacant indicating that the number of jobs getting created in AI has outpaced the talent available in the sector, according to a study by Great Learning, India's leading ed-tech company. The number of AI professionals in the country has almost doubled from 40,000 in 2018 to 72,000 by end of 2019 and more than 3,000 companies claim to work on AI projects of some or the other kind in 2019, a growth of 200% over 2018, the report stated. Part of the job vacancy could be due to employers seeking for a combination of skills. "While tech-based skillsets such as data analytics, machine learning, and AI continued to be in great demand throughout 2019, recruiters also sought softer skillsets such as emotional intelligence, critical thinking and leadership skills. The growing convergence between technology and business processes continued to redefine job roles," said Zairus Master, CEO, Shine.com.


Understanding how you sleep can help fight the health epidemic of the 21st century

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The World Health Organisation has classified stress as the "health epidemic of the 21st century." As employees face greater pressures at their workplace along with an'always on' work culture, stress is the single biggest reason for most health issues today. This also comes with an economic cost where depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy about $1 trillion each year. When Mudit Dandwate wanted to do something more meaningful in life, the IIT engineer got in touch with Gaurav Parchani, a colleague he met at Altair Engineering in Bengaluru. The duo, post toying with many ideas, zeroed on the healthcare sector for its immense transformative nature for the masses and that's how Dozee, a contactless health monitoring device, came into being in 2015.