Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia and University of Indonesia (UI) launched Tokopedia-UI AI Center of Excellence, an artificial intelligence development center at the university’s campus in Depok, West Java. This will be the first artificial intelligence (AI) development center in Indonesia that employs deep learning supercomputer technology developed by American tech company Nvidia. The initiative is meant to inspire academics and researchers to use technology, especially AI, to create real-life solutions for social and industry challenges, including in the e-commerce industry. The partnership will allow researchers to examine various ways to help traders produce, refine, and create better products by using Nvidia’s supercomputer technology.
Reference Link: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/03/28/tokopedia-ui-launch-ai-research-center.html
A research team at Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council has finally been able to use Artificial intelligence to forecast outcomes for heart patients, aiding doctors to find the best treatment for individual patients. The technology outperformed doctors, being able to correctly predict a patient’s diagnosis 75% of the time. It is hoped that the new technology will assist doctors to spot clinically useful information from heart scans that would be missed by a human eye enabling them to take an action at the earlier stage.
Reference link: https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/news-from-the-bhf/news-archive/2019/february/artificial-intelligence-predicts-outcomes-for-heart-patients
A noteworthy fraction of the topmost doctors fail to reveal their financial relationship with the drug companies in the guidelines. A massive research investigation in the United States found a link between marketing payments to doctors and local deaths from opioids. It was found that only one-third of the guideline writers had a potential relevant tie to a drug company and the rest was not disclosed. This is a huge matter of concern as the guidelines put big impacts on the sort of care a patient receives from doctor, and on which drugs they prescribe.
Reference link: https://www.newsclick.in/top-doctors-us-failed-disclose-financial-ties-pharma-medical-product-industry
After continuous protests claiming modification of stipends for research scholars, the government finally announced a hike in the monthly payments of the research fellows. Junior research fellows will now get Rs 31,000 p.m. and Senior research fellows will get 35,000 p.m., a hike of roughly 20%. Stipends for Research Assistants would now range from Rs 47,000 to Rs 54,000 p.m. This is the lowest increase in stipends since 2010. The research scholars are apparently disappointed with the sanctioned hike and have said that they would continue their ongoing protest against the insignificant increase in stipends.
Reference link: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/government-hikes-stipend-to-research-scholars/article26127562.ece
Only a few technologies in the world are hotter than Artificial Intelligence in recent times. It has been the cause of the technological breakthroughs in past several years-from robots to Tesla(TSLA). With the advancement of the same and several agencies and firms taking huge interest in Artificial intelligence, it is expected to watch out for self-driving cars ; self-automated health care equipment’s; robots that can actually make coffee, watch TV or something along these lines , and much more in the very future. Sanja Fidler, assistant professor of computer science at university of Toronto says, ”Toronto is going to be the next Silicon Valley”.
Reference link: https://www.telegraphindia.com/technology/where-research-on-artificial-intelligence-is-headed-in-2019/cid/1683387