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By Newsgram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday launched Mobile10X — a forum to nurture and grow the apps ecosystem in India by bringing together various stakeholders. This was done with a view to bring in capability and quality among the country’s app developers.

The forum has five pillars. They are– mobile startup hubs (where app testing can be done); the training of 500,000 app developers and creating five apps incubation centres across the country in the next five years; and online mentoring of app developers. The other two pillars are investor connections and industry connections.

The first App Incubation Centre is slated for launch in Bengaluru. The founding partners for it are Google and Paytm.

The board members of Mobile10X include — V Manjula, secretary, Department of IT, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, government of Karnataka, Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google, South East Asia & India and Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, One97 and Paytm.

The other board members are Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO, InMobi; and Kunal Bahl, co-founder and CEO, SnapDeal; and Subho Ray, president, IAMAI.

The IAMAI is the industry body representing the internet and mobile sector in the country.

“We are ready with the Bengaluru incubation centre. The Gurgaon centre will be coming up by January 2016. We are in talks for incubation centres in places like Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Mumbai and Pune,” Subho Ray, president, IAMAI said.

This programme by IAMAI is in line with the vision of the Indian government, which set aside Rs 1,000 crore fund for technology starups in the Budget 2015-16.

“At the end of five years, we will look at 10 times the quality, 10 times the revenue and 10 times the number of developers,” Anandan said.

There are around 50,000 mobile app developers in the country.

Anandan added: “India doesn’t have a dearth of engineering students. The question is quality. We are trying to improve the underlying quality.”

Nishant Rao, country manager, LinkedIn said around 63 percent graduates in India are unemployable.

(With inputs from IANS)

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“What it will do is help pathologists make better, faster diagnosis, as well as eliminating the day-to-day variation in judgement which can creep into human evaluations,” Guo added.

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These pathology images were subdivided into 40,000 smaller samples; 30,000 of these samples were used to ‘train’ the software, the remaining 10,000 were used to test accuracy.

The results showed an accurate diagnosis in 99.38 percent of cases (using a human pathologist as a ‘gold standard’), which is effectively as accurate as the human pathologist.

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They were also able to identify different Gleason Grades in the pathology sections using AI; ten whole mount prostate pathology sections have been tested so far, with similar Gleason Grade in the AI and human pathologist’s diagnosis. The group has not started testing the system with human patients.

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