Jugaad For Jab, SUPACE, MUM & more...

this week's top AI stories

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Jugaad For A Jab

The challenge in front of India is not only to secure vaccines for the world’s second-most populous country but also to assure the fair and impartial distribution of vaccine shots. The online registration for vaccine distribution is doing the precise opposite of what it is supposed to accomplish.

The desperation of not getting an appointment and short supply has pushed some tech-savvy Indian software engineers to find a solution—APIs and have started a hackathon of securing vaccines.


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AI Portal Of The Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India launched its first Artificial Intelligence portal SUPACE (Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Courts Efficiency) last month. The idea is to leverage machine learning to deal with huge chunks of case data.
During the launch, the then Chief Justice Of India, CJI SA Bobde, said the Supreme Court is embracing Artificial Intelligence in its routine work. He also spoke about how most people gave little thought to AI till the defeat of grandmaster Garry Kasparov at the hands of Deep Blue in 1997.


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MUM

At the recent I/O event 2021, Google unveiled a new AI technology that is 1000X powerful than BERT, known as Multitask Unified Model, or MUM.

Like the popular BERT model, MUM is built on a Transformer architecture. Unlike most language models trained on one language, this new language model is trained across 75 different languages. This allowed the model to develop a more comprehensive understanding of information and knowledge than the previous models. 


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Featured Video | Why India Has A Long Way To Go To Become An AI Superpower?


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India Witnessing A Boom In Data Centre Market

India is among the major players in the data centre sector in the APAC region. Currently, India has 23 unique third-party data centre service providers supporting 80 facilities. In the last few years, with the rise of hyperscale data centres, the Indian market’s share has grown significantly. Moreover, talks are on for 15 new facilities, expected to go operational in 2-3 years.

A recent report showed Indian data centre sector would need  $3.7 billion over the next three years to meet the industry requirement for 6 million sq ft development.  


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Hands-On Guides for ML Developers

Complete Python Guide To Deep Imbalanced Regression

Getting Started With Sentiment Analysis Using TensorFlow Keras

Ultimate Guide To Recursion And Iteration In Python

Getting Started With Image Generation Using TensorFlow Keras

Beginners Guide To Linear Regression In Python


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PEOPLE & STARTUPS

Never Design For A Million Users In Your First MVP: Manisha Raisinghan, LogiNext

AI Makes Banks Cost-Effective and Efficient: Mohua Sengupta, Mashreq Bank

Ensure Tech Startups Don’t Get Locked Down To A Particular Vendor: Sanjay Aneja, VMware India

How This 15-Year-Old Created A Research Career In Machine Learning

Hughes Communications’ 25-Year-Old Journey In India

Crypto Asset Management To Become A $10 Bn Business In 5 Years: Edul Patel, CEO, Mudrex

WIMWIsure Dials Up AI To Ease Insurance Process In Auto Industry

A Credit Score For Your Health: Startup Story Of FEDO

How Machine Learning Forms The Backbone Of Neo-Banking Startup StashFin


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ML Announcements From Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft kicked off its annual developer’s conference, Microsoft Build. The event, which will be held digitally for the second time in a row, had a jam-packed first day where multiple announcements within various facets of Microsoft, from MS Teams to Azure, were made. Here is a round-up of key announcements and releases related to artificial intelligence and machine learning.


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Data Science Hiring Process At Happiest Minds

Happiest Minds helps customers gain valuable insights from the massive amounts of enterprise data.

The firm uses Automated Machine learning & MLOps to boost data scientist’s productivity and embrace AI deployment at scale. The company internally uses data science for building AI chatbots for IT and HR to reduce wait time, resolve issues, mine data etc.

We got in touch with Ajay Agrawal, SVP and head of Analytics/AI CoE, AI/Analytics at Happiest Minds to understand the hiring process for data scientists at the company.


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BOTTOM OF THE NEWS

Here's what all happened last week.

AWS & Udacity Launch Machine Learning Scholarship Program

Y-Combinator-Backed AI Startup Betterhalf.ai Raises $3 Mn

KotlinDL 0.2 From JetBrains Is Here

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Is Now Available On Azure

Microsoft Releases Power BI In Jupyter Notebooks