Data Science Congress attracts top talent

New Delhi, June 9 2020: The 3rd edition of Data Science Congress (DSC) 2020 virtual, an initiative of Aegis School of Data Science and Cyber Security concluded this week,  with a bigger bang this year with participation from across industries, sectors and nationalities.

 DSC 2020 was inaugurated by Sanjay Dhotre, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.

This edition of DSC discussed topics around banning the production and usage of killer robots, insights about India’s 1st Data protection b ill; technical talks by co-creator of Tensorflow; bioinformation on storing data in one’s DNA; creating scalable Artificial Intelligence, panel on challenges & opportunities for women in data.

The  highlights of both days were the keynotes by DrJuergenSchmidhuber, Father of modern Artificial Intelligence and Dr Vint Cerf, Father of Internet.

Dr. Cerf, felicitated 20 talented students from India selected through the  Aegis Graham Bell Award National Talent Hunt for Data Science, AI and Cyber Security Phase II who were provided with a scholarship to study Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Data Science; PGP in Applied AI, Machine Learning & Deep Learning and PGP in Cyber Security from Aegis School of Data Science & Cyber Security in association with IBM

Inaugurating the event  Mr Dhotre said:Limited availability of sufficient skilled and updated manpower is one of the big challenges which the academia must look into. The skill set imparting knowledge is still mainly in English, whereas we have tremendously talented youth studying in regional languages as well. There is a huge void of content creation in local languages.”

Dr Schmidhuber said: Artificial Intelligence based on deep neural networks and deep learning can help to fight the COVID19 virus in many ways. Neural networks can learn to detect patterns in data from viruses and patients, we can use those neural networks to predict the future consequences of possible actions and we will act to minimize the damage.”