Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (LocalWire): The second edition of the annual global conference aimed at promoting the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for the development of Odisha and advancement of Odia language in the digital era is being organized virtually on 9th October.
The conference, called Odias in ML Conference, is being organized by a group of Odias, also called Odias in ML, with a shared interest in AI and ML. The theme for this year is Act! The Future is Now!
Dr. Amar Patnaik, Rajya Sabha MP, and a leading voice on technology policymaking, will be delivering the opening keynote in the conference.
Other keynote speakers at the conference include Manoj Mishra, IT Secretary, Odisha; Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Vice-Chancellor, Siksha O Anusandhan University; and Prof Prasant Mohapatra, Vice-Chancellor, Research, University of California Davis.
The inaugural edition, held on 4th October 2020, saw the participation of more than 200 technologists, researchers, executives, entrepreneurs, financiers, academicians, policymakers, journalists, administrators, and students across the world.
This year’s conference, to commence at 5.30 PM IST, will comprise of three sessions, themed Building an Ecosystem for Odias in AI, Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities in AI and Skill to Scale.
The speakers, all Odias based across three continents, will come together to brainstorm how the opportunities created by these emerging technologies can be leveraged effectively to propel the next phase of growth for Odisha and Odias.
Arvind Pani, Co-founder, and CEO of Reverie Language Technologies; Debabrata Nayak, Add Director, NeGD and the man behind DigiLocker app; Prof Suprava Patnaik, Dean School of Engineering, KIIT; and Mr. Manas Panda will participate in the session on building an ecosystem for Odias in AI. The session will be moderated by Shyamanuja Das.
The entrepreneurship session will feature the US and India-based entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem enablers such as Prasanta Behera, Amarjeet Sahoo, Dr. Manisha Acharya, Chandrahas Panigrahi, Sambit Prasad Kar, SakyaSingh Mohapatra, Manoj Kumar Nayak, Sam Biswal, Akash Roshan Mund, and Priyanka Pani. Anjan Kumar Panda will moderate the session.
The skills session would feature experts like Dr. Sanghamitra Pati, Sudeepta Maharana, Manoj Patra, Debu Panda, Swati Satpathy, Sunil Sabat, Valliappa Lakshmanan, Dr. Aviseka Acharya, Vivek Pani, and Ambika Sukla. Dr. Pragyasmita Nayak & Kirtisundar Sahu will co-moderate the session.
Damodar Sahu and Pradeepta Mishra will anchor the community conversations, titled Gapashapa.
The conference will be available live on YouTube. They will also be shared across different social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Odias in ML group
Odias in ML aims to help leverage the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the overall development of Odisha and Odia language through collaboration among Odia technologists, academicians, executives, policymakers, and the broader community–working strategically with technology and thought leaders in the space.
This aims to enable a kaleidoscope of thoughts, ideas and applications that will see their journey into utilities and commodity products in daily life.