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Machine learning is creating a demand for new skills: Hovhannes Avoyan’s article in Forbes

Machine learning is creating a demand for new skills: Hovhannes Avoyan’s article in Forbes

Another good example of an enterprise response to the skill set shortage is the educational program conducted by Udacity. Featuring a hiring partnership with leaders in the car manufacturing, ride sharing and tech industries, its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program provides students with an opportunity to be directly connected to potential employers and gain an education specifically based on market needs.

PicsArt launches 3D stickers for Windows users

PicsArt launches 3D stickers for Windows users

Moreover, PicsArt launched exclusive 3D editing tools, which are available for Windows users only. Users can make 3D stickers from photos and use them in photo editing. The stickers can be used in PicsArt Remix Chat or in any other social network.

International development meets impact investing at Armenia Summit

International development meets impact investing at Armenia Summit

The venue for the summit is the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, an innovative impact venture that serves as a hub for education and technology and provides a workspace for many technology and media companies in Armenia, which has an increasingly high level of entrepreneurial activity.

You as well must change as we try to do: Serzh Sargsyan

You as well must change as we try to do: Serzh Sargsyan

“I again want to comment on the passivity of many people. You know that aggressive minority can prevent many problems. Thus, I expect that those people, who can express a new opinion, those people, who can have a contribution, to be more active.”

Armenian Startups in Startup Olé 2017

Armenian Startups in Startup Olé 2017

Support to SME Development in Armenia”(SMEDA) project, in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) and Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center (SMEDNC) invited up to 10 Armenian technology based startups to participate in Startup Olé 2017 on April 26-27 in Salamanca, Spain.

1Ai Solutions 3D prints Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

1Ai Solutions 3D prints Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Reddit co-founder, and renowned Internet activist, Alexis Ohanian recently shared a peculiar Yahoo News article claiming that an obscure Yerevan-based IT startup, known as 1Ai Solutions has attempted to 3D print his likeness, christening their creation Avedis Ohanian. This 3d-printed doppelgänger was taught Internet advocacy, TED talk presentation skills and more with apparently limited success safe for comical effect.

CodeFights raises $10M series a round for its skills-based recruiting platform

CodeFights raises $10M series a round for its skills-based recruiting platform

Sloyan admits that he wasn’t really sure how his company would find customers after it first launched. The seed round, however, allowed him to figure out how CodeFights company partnerships would work and how it could combine its coding challenges with its recruiting platform without alienating its members. On CodeFights, recruiters can only contact developers who have signalled that they are open to new opportunities, for example.

Siemens to buy U.S. software maker mentor for USD 4.5 bln

Siemens to buy U.S. software maker mentor for USD 4.5 bln

Under Kaeser, Siemens has pushed deeper into software applications that are crucial to run its industrial equipment. At the same time, Siemens is simplifying its sprawling portfolio, and the company announced last week that it wants to list its health-care subsidiary, among the biggest makers in the world of diagnostics and imaging equipment.

14th East West Design & Test Symposium (EWDTS’2016) will take place in Armenia

14th East West Design & Test Symposium (EWDTS’2016) will take place in Armenia

“This is a unique opportunity for Armenia’s scientific-academic and engineering community to participate in this Symposium, which is an exclusive event focused on exchange of experiences between the leading engineers, experienced technologists and scientists from Eastern and Western Europe, as well as North America and other parts of the world in the field of design automation and design, test, diagnostics and repair of electronic circuits and systems. “

The Most Valuable Natural Resource is Human Gene, if You Have it, You Have Everything: Dan Shechtman

The Most Valuable Natural Resource is Human Gene, if You Have it, You Have Everything: Dan Shechtman

Concluding press conference of “Nobel Days in Yerevan” was launched today at Yerevan State Medical University after M.Heratsi (YSMU), participants of which were biologists Aaron Ciechanover and Ada E. Yonath, chemist and physicist Dan Shechtman, pathologist Robin J. Warren, chemist Ei-ichi Negishi, as well as Mikael Narimanyan, YSMU rector and Konstantin Yenkoyan, Head of Organizing Committee.

Me and My Family were Informed about the Situation Originated Here during our Visit, but I didn’t Question at all to Come Here or not: Nobel Prize Laureate Ei-ichi Negishi

Me and My Family were Informed about the Situation Originated Here during our Visit, but I didn’t Question at all to Come Here or not: Nobel Prize Laureate Ei-ichi Negishi

“I see you are interested in peaceful world, I’m speaking from the standpoint of technological initiatives, on account of the fact that industrial initiatives in this regard are of crucial importance as well. Besides, if all people together are for the development of technological initiatives in the world, we just need to walk to the peaceful future. Higher education means best university, and the latter means high civilization and policy. And this leads to adoption of sound domestic and foreign policy posture. Although I’m a scientist, I can speak of war, accordingly, let me speak of this by adopting a scientist’s disposition: in Israel we have 8 million population, but in our free market we have 5000 start-up projects, in case, when Japan has 120 million population and its projects comprise the same amount. I leave conclusions to you…”

People Want to Stay Young and Live Longer: Aaron Ciechanover

People Want to Stay Young and Live Longer: Aaron Ciechanover

“Everybody knows that we want to stay always young and live long. Historically 100 years ago average lifespan was 50 years. Currently people live longer—in average 85 years. We have prolonged our lifespan by 35 years. Old Greeks were living 30 years in average. It took us four thousand years to prolong the lifespan,” he stated.

Foreign Language Learning is Easier and Faster through Armenian E-Voca Project

Foreign Language Learning is Easier and Faster through Armenian E-Voca Project

“I talked to lots of specialists in the field. E-Voca Project may become an additional tool for learners and pupils. Especially dictionaries comprising 1000 words, will be very helpful for the pupils, and the teacher may conduct which words should be learnt through the application for the lesson. The program will be helpful to quickly memorize the words. ”

PM Abrahamyan Hails the Program of Setting New Robotics Clubs

PM Abrahamyan Hails the Program of Setting New Robotics Clubs

62 million and 481 thousand AMD from the Armenian government’s reserve fund is allocated for the remuneration of group leaders of robotics clubs and engineering laboratories within the framework of the project implemented by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE).

Artak Kalantaryan: the Armenian from Microsoft

Artak Kalantaryan: the Armenian from Microsoft

As American revolutionary Thomas Paine said, “The Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” It’ll be an exaggeration, if I say in Armenia we deal with the worst case. We constantly complain how bad our government is, we are often upset why the government doesn’t do this or that.

The Armenian Miracle: How Cambridge is Driving Economic Growth in Yerevan

The Armenian Miracle: How Cambridge is Driving Economic Growth in Yerevan

“We want to create a confident generation to think big and to dream big,” says Jacqueline Karaaslanian, Executive Director of the Luys Foundation. Through loans and scholarships, Luys ensures that every year 100 Armenian students receive an education from the world’s most prestigious universities, putting them on par with talented scholars from around the world and setting them up to contribute to Armenia and to the world.

Bacteria—Man’s Best Friend

Bacteria—Man’s Best Friend

“Sarkis K. Mazmanian, a professor of biology at Caltech studying bacteria and their impact on immunity and on the human body, is being awarded “no strings attached” MacArthur grant. Mazmanian’s findings are revealing links between gut bacteria or microbes and immunity, autism, multiple sclerosis, and other major diseases,” the paper wrote. Mazmanian, became one of 23 laureates, and was awarded USD 500.000, which he might use for any purpose.

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