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Scholarship to honor Indian-origin health worker

Scholarship to honor health worker source:

New York: A scholarship fund is being set up in New Jersey, the hometown of the young Indian-origin emergency health worker Hinal Patel, who was killed on duty when a car slammed into her ambulance.

It was in June this year that the 22-year-old Spotswood Emergency Medical Technician was killed while hurrying to an accident site in an ambulance.

Patel, who was a Piscataway native, hoped to become a doctor and wanted to continue with her medical studies at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Rutgers University. At the time of her death, she was working her final shift for the Spotswood EMS.

News website informed that the Patel scholarship would be awarded to one deserving Spotswood High School senior each spring. It will also help to keep alive Patel’s memory.

The Kloos family, who are locals, follow an annual tradition of decking their home with lights and holiday decorations, and collect donations for various causes. Visiting residents this year would be able to donate for Patel’s scholarship fund.

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Facebook, Udacity Announce AI Scholarship

The students will be able to interact and collaborate with each other while receiving constructive feedback on their project

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FILE - A man poses for a photo in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences in San Francisco, California, March 26, 2018. VOA

Lifelong learning platform Udacity, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced a “Secure and Private Artificial Intelligence (AI)” scholarship for tech enthusiasts globally.

Facebook’s investment would make 5,000 seats available for a supported version of the course.

After the completion of the first phase, top 300 students would receive full scholarships — either for the Deep Learning Nanodegree programme or the Computer Vision Nanodegree programme from Udacity, the Silicon Valley-based company said in a statement on Thursday.

The course is open for application and general enrollments would begin on May 30.

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FILE- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen during a keynote speech in San Jose, California, May 1, 2018. VOA

“We are excited to partner with Facebook for helping us extend the scholarship challenge to deserving candidates across the globe,” said Ishan Gupta, Managing Director, Udacity, India.

The scholarship is aimed to equip students with privacy-preserving technologies such as “Federated Learning”, “Differential Privacy”, and “Encrypted Computation”.

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The students will be able to interact and collaborate with each other while receiving constructive feedback on their project, the company said.

The course would also train scholars in using deep learning tools needed to securely train smarter AI models on distributed private data to provide robust data privacy solutions to users. (IANS)