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Alan Edelman to train Bangladeshi AI developers

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 February, 2018 12:00 AM
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Alan Edelman to train Bangladeshi AI developers

Machine learning expert Alan Edelman will train Bangladeshi young programmers to develop new technologies through Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Alan Stuart Edelman, father of the programming language Julia, is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Edelman made a keynote presentation at a session styled ‘AI and Machine Learning’ at BASIS SoftExpo at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Saturday.

Prof Edelman said,” The dependency on Google is not good for the young developers. They should focus on developing service and products from own innovations. Julia will support the developers to implement their innovation in programming,”

Prof Edelman focused on comparative features between Google’s Tensor Flow and Julia.

He said, Bangladeshi youth are very talent. They would show excellence if they will be given proper mentorship and training programme. MIT and Julia Computing will support local organisations in this regard.”

Post Telecom and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar was the chief guest on the occasion moderated by BASIS former President Habibullah N Karim.

University of Asia Pacific Vice Chancellor Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Macangi senior expert Prof Samdani spoke at the panel discussion while BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir made address of welcome.

Mustafa Jabbar said the Dhaka trip of the Father of Machine Learning Prof Alen is a milestone for technology sector in the country.

“Bangladesh experienced a tremendous growth in the ICT industry in participation of people from all walks of lives. Youths lead the innovations here. They have interest in new technologies like Machine Learning,” Mustafa Jabbar said.

Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury said the Machine Learning is not a new concept in the world though there is started some initiatives through artificial intelligence in Bangladesh recently. We should focus on developing programming language in Bangla so that the machine learning would easier,”

Mascagni official Dr Samdani said Machine learning is the frontier of future technologies.