As part of researching state-of-the-art AI development, I had the pleasure of interviewing Somdip Dey. Somdip is an Embedded AI scientist at the University of Essex, UK and the Samsung R&D Institute, UK with more than 40 published peer-reviewed research papers in computer science. Somdip is a serial entrepreneur, and prior to pursuing research as an Embedded AI scientist, Somdip co-founded Codeepy Pvt. Ltd. and ReMe Basket Ltd. Somdip has also been a technical program committee member of several top conferences including IEEE EUC, IEEE CSE, IEEE CSCloud, IEEE EdgeCom, CVPR, ICCV. Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us about the state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence being used at the moment? And what are you working on the topic at the moment? Artificial intelligence a.k.a. AI is an umbrella term to describe the study of how to train the computers to be intelligent enough and to be capable like their human counterpart. Although at the moment we still haven’t been … [Read more...] about Overseas Indian scientist on a mission to make Artificial Intelligence accessible to developing countries
Road safety in developing countries
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive. BySui-Lee Wee Nov. 11, 2018 JINZHOU, China — Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder onto a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale. He made sure the amount was just right before he poured it into a clear capsule. When you’re making cancer drugs at home, the measurements must be precise. Mr. Zhang has no medical experience and no background in making drugs professionally. He did this out of desperation. His mother suffered from lung cancer and required expensive drugs that China’s ambitious but troubled health care system couldn’t provide. He was aware of the risks. The drug he was making hadn’t been … [Read more...] about In China, Desperate Patients Smuggle Drugs. Or Make Their Own.
WASHINGTON: A team of Delhi-based engineering college students has won a competition by US' prestigious Marconi Society for developing an innovative mobile application that estimates the quality of air in one's neighbourhood by analysing the images taken by a smartphone camera. The application developed by Tanmay Srivastava, Kanishk Jeet and Prerna Khanna of Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering won the top spot in the contest organised in India under the Celestini Program, supported by the Marconi Society, according to an official release issued by the Mountain View, California-based Marconi Society. The Celestini Program, named for the hill in Italy where Guglielmo Marconi conducted his first wireless transmission experiments, is run by winners of the Society's annual Young Scholar Awards, who work with technical undergraduate students in developing countries, to use technology to create social and economic transformation in their communities, it said. The winning team, which … [Read more...] about Indian students win US award for developing innovative app to check air quality index levels
Since launching in late 2016, Queenrides has attracted 200,000 members to join its website. Aside from reading articles about lifestyle and financial management, members can also gather in person for workshops covering topics like sexual health and family planning. But road safety has been a focus from the beginning said, Jachja, a mother of two. "When you are safe on the road, you can be the best you want to be," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Jakarta. Road deaths are high in Indonesia, according to the transport ministry, which counted 162,000 fatalities last year, compared to 136,000 in 2015. In a country undergoing rapid urbanisation as incomes increase, more people are buying vehicles, putting stress on the road network. Many drivers avoid taking tests by paying corrupt officials for driving licences, said Jachja. The road risks are rising for women in particular, she said, because changing social attitudes mean that more of them are working and commuting. … [Read more...] about Indonesian startup uses road safety to drive women’s empowerment
The new loan supplements financing to an existing ADB-supported project to improve regional connectivity, mobility, and economic activity in the Kyrgyz Republic by improving regional transport corridors around the country.The additional assistance, composed of a USD68.5 million loan and a USD9.5 million grant from the Asian Development Fund, will improve two road sections on the North–South Alternate Corridor, namely Balychy–km marker 43 and Kochkor–Epkin, totaling 68 kilometers (km), to provide a faster, alternative route between the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 1 and 3.A view of the existing road along the North–South Alternate Corridor in Kyrgyz Republic. (Source: ADB)“The Kyrgyz Republic depends heavily on road transport,” said ADB Principal Portfolio Management Specialist Mr. Narendra Singru. “Weak domestic and regional connectivity has hindered the country’s economic growth and development, which also … [Read more...] about Kyrgyz Republic improves road to connect two major transport corridors