We held our first AI Interaction session – (#)Discussion on AI and Trends over Tea and Cookies #CiAi in our work premises located at Thapathali on Saturday, 11th of January, 2020. It was a casual outdoor event.
Attended by over 60 AI enthusiasts, learners and experts keen to share their stories and experiences of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and such.
“This is an event we were very excited about and we are glad that we were able to cater to people’s interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning”, – Manoj Bhattarai, CEO and steer-er of CellApp Innovations.
Mr. Kshitiz Rimal attended the event as the Special Guest for the day. Mr. Rimal is an AI Enthusiast and Researcher focused on Device Handled Machine Learning. Rimal has been engaged in developing projects, conducting workshops and hands-on sessions on Deep Learning in Nepal via the not-for-profit research organization known as Artificial Intelligence for Development, of which he is Head of Research and a Co-founder. His further engagements, you can check it over here: (https://www.facebook.com/kshitizrimal)
The event had Mr. Rimal Q&A with the participants about Artificial Intelligence, Practices, Specific Challenges and Opportunities of AI in Nepal and all over. The extended question-answer session allowed enthusiasts put forward their queries which were duly answered by Mr. Rimal.
As the first of a series of #CiAI sessions planned for throughout this year, the format was made very casual by the organizers and the scenic outdoor setting was beautifully set-up for a perfect afternoon of discussions and learning under the warm Sun.
As told by CEO Manoj Bhattarai, “The aim of these sessions is to bring together relevant people who are working in AI and Robotics in order to explore more about the subject and get into the untapped potential that is held by AI regarding technology moving forward. He added,” This is just the beginning! We are foraying deep into AI this year and we need like-minded people for partnership, collaboration, jobs and what not!”
Mr. ShyamBajgain, founder of Jara Ventures several other startups, was another one of the speakers for the day. He talked about the process of initiating a startup, the challenges and even gave tips as how to overcome them. “Persistence and patience is the key to all success”, said Mr. Bajgain. A very successful entrepreneur in his own rights, Mr. Bajgain also facilitated the event by providing Tea for the event from his latest venture “CHIYAMANDU” launching soon in your area with the slogan “चोकचोकमा CHIYAMANDU”.
“Plans are to conduct these sessions frequently in order to build a platform for people wanting to contribute, communicate and learn about AI. We are overwhelmed by the response today and it has encouraged us to keep doing this!” said Mr. Bhattarai, the CEO. All in all, it was a very interesting event with so many people benefiting from it. Kudos to CellApp Team for organizing such an event and we hope to see more from them in the future!
From the #CellappInnovations Team: We are so excited to have you hosted and we’re glad you came. Let’s keep touch.