Artificial Intelligence or AI is the next thing in computing. From meetups, to workshops to everything in between, the 4th or 5th Industrial revolution is fast outpacing fiction and headed towards fact. With that regard, CodeGen International in partnership with the University of Moratuwa launched QBITS. QBITS would be Sri Lanka’s first AI Innovation Lab. The launch of the QBITS Innovation Lab took place on the 23rd of November 2017 at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The QBITS AI Lab was declared open by Prof. A. K. W Jayawardane, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa along with Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, CEO of CodGen International (Pvt) Ltd and Kusal Subasinghe, President – Legal and Operations at CodGen International (Pvt) Ltd.
In case you were wondering, the name of the Innovation laboratory is derived from the term qubit. In quantum computing, a qubit, also referred to as a quantum bit or qbit is a unit of quantum information.
With the setting up of this lab, the University hopes to excel in the areas of quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Aimed at those looking to complete their PhDs, the QBITS lab is an Industry-academia collaboration. The end goal for both the University and CodeGen would be to setup a knowledge base within the University itself that offers modern technology on par with the industry evolution.
In his speech, Dr. Harsha explained that students choose to complete their studies abroad and seek employment abroad as well, leading to a brain drain in Sri Lanka. He emphasized that if Sri Lanka’s infrastructure could be developed to cater to these students needs and requirements, then they would not need to leave the country for higher studies or employment. The programme focuses on solving real life problems while also looking at commercially viable options and new fields of technology related to travel, automation, robotics etc.
The laboratory would offer state of the art facilities and also expose students to jobs that are globally in demand. Students or individuals who enroll in this PhD programme can complete their doctorate within a period of 3 years and produce both a commercially viable product along with an academic qualification as well.
The research areas will be identified by CodeGen together with the lecturers from the University. These areas would be relevant to the needs of the industry, focusing on the application of AI, robotics and quantum computing. Identified and accepted projects would be fully funded by CodeGen. This includes College and Admin Fees, to remuneration of the student etc. There would be little to no cost to the Government or the University.
Prof. A. K. W Jayawardane, in his speech explained that they have already identified two individuals for the PhD programme and are looking forward to enrolling them.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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