New Delhi: In a digital convention, Odias working within the space, mentioned how Odisha, Odia language and Odia individuals can profit from the rising alternatives created by synthetic intelligence and machine studying.
Odisha can chart out a data-driven technique to propel the subsequent part of its development leveraging synthetic intelligence and machine studying, agreed members in a worldwide digital convention, Odias in ML, organized by a gaggle of Odias, additionally known as Odias in ML, with a shared curiosity in AI and M not too long ago. The first-of-its-kind convention noticed participation of a large number of stakeholders together with researchers, IT professionals, knowledge scientists, academicians, linguists, directors, entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, media individuals, and group leaders.
The convention comprised 4 periods, themed AI for Odisha, AI for Odia language, Research & Career Opportunities in AI; and Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities in AI. Each session was a mix of keynotes, displays and panel discussions.
Speaking within the session, analysis and profession alternatives in AI/ML for Odisha, Prof Prasant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California Davis, recognized two particular areas – agriculture and healthcare – the place leveraging knowledge and software of AI/ML may assist Odisha considerably. Prof Panchanan Mohanty, famous linguist and President of Linguistic Society of India, outlined areas which pure language processing (NLP) applied sciences may deal with. The group agreed to work in direction of forming groups for growing elementary lexicographic instruments wanted for NLP in Odisha. Dr Pragyasmita Nayak, Chief Data Scientist at Hitachi, outlined how Odisha may leverage knowledge for its improvement and administration. Manoj Mishra, Secretary, Electronics & IT outlined areas (together with in COVID administration) the place Odisha is at present utilizing analytics, and expressed his want to work carefully with Odia techies and knowledge scientists internationally for betterment of Odisha. Prof Chitta Baral, Professor of Computer Science at University of Arizona, talked about his analysis within the space of pure language processing.
Various audio system and panellists additionally instructed that Odias internationally ought to persistently collaborate with one another on this space to create alternatives for Odisha and Odias. Many audio system careworn the necessity to create a conducive atmosphere for entrepreneurship in Odisha. Many additionally agreed on the necessity to impart AI/ML and knowledge science training throughout universities and institutes in Odisha.
“The response to the conference was beyond all our expectations. We immensely thank the Odia community for their overwhelming support and encouragement. We will continuously work to strengthen the Odias in ML community and will work closely with government, educational institutions and various external stakeholders like technology companies and institutions to continuously further the cause,” mentioned Anjan Kumar Panda, Convenor, Odias in ML.
The inaugural session on AI for Odisha noticed participation of Manoj Mishra, Secretary Electronics & IT; Dr Pragyasmita Nayak, Chief Data Scientist, Hitachi; Kirti Sundar Sahoo, researcher at University of Waterloo, Canada; and Kuku Das, President, Odisha Society of Americas. The session was moderated by expertise editor Shyamanuja Das.
The session on AI for Odia language has participation from Prof Panchanan Mohanty, famous linguist; Tushar Pattnaik, Joint Director C-DAC; Vivekananda Pani, CTO, Reverie Language Technologies; Subharadashi Panda and Soumendra Sahoo, architects of Odia-English translation bot MTE2O. The session additionally had a dialogue that includes Prof Sanghamitra Mohanty, ex HoD pc science Utkal University & ex Vice-Chancellor of North Odisha University; Dr Shantpriya Parida, post-doctoral researcher at Idiap Research Institute; Soumendra Sahoo, architect and Kumarika Mohanty, chief of group at MTE2O, an English-Odia language translation bot, with Subhashis Panigrahi, impartial researcher moderating the dialogue. The total session was moderated by Anjan Panda, the convenor of the Odias in ML convention.
The session on Research & Career Opportunities in AI/ML had audio system like Prof Prasant Mohapatra of University of California Berkley; Prof Chitta Baral of School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University; Sudeept Maharana, VP Engineering Priceline & Country Head, Priceline India; and Pradeepta Mishra, Head of AI – Leni at LTI. Abhijeet, Parida, Data Scientist at Deepc.ai; Jyotirmay Senapati, Assistant Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging; Subhadarshi Panda, PhD scholar in Computer Science on the Graduate Center City University of New York and Satwik Panigrahi, pupil at Dougherty Valley High School San Ramon, CA, USA shared their analysis expertise. The session was moderated by Damodar Sahu, Head of Global Strategic Alliances, New Age & SaaS Applications, Wipro.
The ultimate session on Entrepreneurship & Business Opportunities in AI included talks by Sitikantha Panigrahi, Managing Director, Software Research at Mizuho Americas; Chidananda Khatua, famous technologist and CEO of Equbot; Ayaashkanta Mohanty, Managing Director, Tatwa applied sciences; Dhirendra Kar, President, Business Intelligence Professionals and Dr Sanjay Raut, CEO of Innovation Solution Lab. Sitikantha Panigrahi additionally moderated the session.
The convention ended on a excessive be aware with members internationally pledging to work collectively in varied areas of AI/ML software that would profit Odisha, Odia language and Odia individuals.
Odias in ML has additionally acquired quite a lot of solutions from stakeholders put up the convention. The group is compiling these solutions to create a particular plan of motion, which shall be launched quickly.