IECSE organised a workshop on the basics of Git and Markdown in support of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the aim of combining technical knowledge and environmental awareness. The workshop helped students learn about the web-hosting portal, GitHub and also allowed them to rake up a few hours on their Swachh Bharat Internship.
IECSE organised Dribbble meet on 24th October 2018, to nurture the budding designers among us. With a lot of fun activities, the event gave students a breather while simultaneously, well-experienced mentors helped them develop their skills.
From competitive coding to minimalist design, IECSE’s Founder’s Weekend did its best to indulge coders and non-coders alike into the conjoined culture of programming, coding, and technical design. The events aimed to give people a new-founded spark, and for those interested, an opportunity to delve into the world of coding.
IECSE’s Meetup offered MITians a comprehensive introduction to Graphic Design, and also the chance to win invites to Dribbble—an exclusive community for sharing art and design works.
Last month, the UK’s National Health Services suffered its biggest cyber-attack that crippled the system for several days. While our reliance on technology seems to be at its riskiest, are we still far away from AI monitored healthcare and treatment? We answer that and more with this article as part of a collaborative series with Hashtag by IECSE.
When IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ defeated a chess grandmaster, everyone admired the capability of computers. When Google’s ‘Alpha Go’ defeated a 9-dan ranking player at the board game ‘Go’, they were startled by the prowess of Artificial Intelligence. However, sentiments were vastly different when the world was introduced to the first computer that could bluff. Read on as Hashtag by IECSE explores yet another facet of AI – this time involving a game of Texas Hold-Em Poker.
In tune with the increasing importance of design, IECSE conducted PIXEL – a three-day workshop on graphic design.
Earlier this year, Microsoft’s Technology and Research team released ‘Tay’, an AI chatbot that learnt from users who interacted with it on Twitter. It was not long before trolls took over and ‘Tay’ began publishing a series of inappropriate tweets before it was decommissioned. As the debate between AI and human nature still rages on, our friends at Hashtag by IECSE tell us all about AI systems and the ethical dilemmas they present.
This week, we look at ‘Open Shiksha’, an online platform that has been implemented in various schools to develop environments that are conducive to learning, while also discussing the engineering applications involved in such a project.