On November 1, 2020, JSPS and Nepal JSPS Alumni Association (NJAA) held the 6th Symposium “Use of Artificial Intelligence for National Prosperity” by webinar.
The symposium was started by the welcome address and introduction of NJAA by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA.
In the inaugural session, Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) gave an inaugural remarks as a Chief Guest, and the following 4 distinguished guests also gave speeches after the introduction of NJAA by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, Secretary of NJAA;
Special Guest: Ms. Yumiko Asakuma, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office
Special Guest: Mr. Yuzo Yoshioka, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Nepal
Special Guest: Prof. Dr. Yoshio Otani, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, Thailand
Special Guest: Er. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister of Science and Technology
Afterwards, Technical session was held and two researchers gave speeches related to the theme of this symposium.
Prof. Dr. Yukio Ohsawa, Systems Innovation in the School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
Title：Discovery beyond Learning as an Idea from Data Jackets
Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Ram Joshi, Dean and Professor of the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Title：Application of artificial intelligence in the development of Nepal with Japanese collaboration
Following the two researchers’ speech, Dr. Rosha Pokharel, Lead Data Scientist at IBM-AI Applications, USA gave a special remarks.
There were plenty of questions raised at the Q&A session.
Wrapping up the Symposium, Prof. Yoshio Otani, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, introduced overview of JSPS activities, JSPS Alumni associations and JSPS international programs.
Finally, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, President of NJAA delivered closing remarks at the Virtual Kanpai, thanking everyone involved in this symposium.
The web symposium ended successfully with about 70 attendees. JSPS Bangkok Office will be grateful to cooperate with Alumni association, universities and research institutions in Nepal and to support international academic exchange opportunities for all countries in this region.