Last week, AI evangelist Andrew Ng announced a new and updated machine learning specialisation course , created in collaboration with Stanford Online and DeepLearning.ai, and slated for release in June 2022.
On the 10th anniversary of Coursera, Ng said , ever since the company started with his ML course in 2012, around 5 million people have enrolled for the course. As per Stanford’s AI Index Report , India (2.83 times the global average) has the highest relative AI skill penetration rate (based on the data from 2015-20), followed by the US, China and Germany. We have interviewed hundreds of hackathons winners , and more than half of them have said Andrew Ng's course has been the turning point in both their lives & careers. Inarguably, MOOCs have fed the upskilling frenzy of Indian youth. To that end, last week saw a few announcements in the tech education space; here’s the run-down:
Jio Institute launched a one-year PG course in AI, data science and digital media and marketing communications. Last date to apply is May 20, 2022 .
People & Tech
Dr Ajay Kumar Sood was appointed as the principal scientific advisor (PSA) to the Indian government.
'We are in India not just for revenue but also for our partners, community and use cases,' said Rahul Tenglikar, regional director for India at Neo4j. Read the full interview here .
Vipin Kumar ingh , head of technology at Housing.com, spoke about how the company is investing in AI and ML to help its users in every step of their house buying and renting process.
Data Science Corner
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Article in Focus
AIM looks into why OpenAI is stalling the public release of its flagship products like GPT-3 and DALL.E 2. Read the full article here .
A decade ago, the conventional wisdom was that AI would first impact physical labour, and then cognitive labour, and then maybe someday it could do creative work. It now looks like it’s going to go in the opposite order, said OpenAI’s Sam Altman.
GPT-4 is expected to release in July or August this year. However, OpenAI has kept a tight lid on the release date. But, one thing is for sure: GPT-4 will not have 100 trillion parameters.
Research & Papers
In this paper, researchers from Meta AI and Sorbonne University revisits the supervised training of vision transformers (ViTs). Check out the paper here .
In this paper, the researchers from Duke University, University of Bari Aldo Moro, and Università di Bologna analyzed the effect of a policy recommendation on the performances of an artificial interbank market. Check out the paper here .
Event in Focus
Intel, alongside MachineHack, has launched a two-month-long oneAPI Blogathon Contest from March 16 to June 15, 2022. Click here to register.
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