16th February 2024

Nazarbayev University Board of Trustees visited ISSAI laboratories

On February 16, members of the Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University including Assistant to the President of Kazakhstan for Economic Affairs Asset Irgaliyev, Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin, Deputy Head of the Socio-Economic Policy Department at the President’s Administration Rakymzhan Yernazar, Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Reforms Agency Zhandos Shaimardanov visited the Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence (ISSAI).

The esteemed guests were informed about the Institute’s recent developments and projects. Postdoctoral researcher Azamat Yeshmukhametov presented to the guests the latest innovations in the use of artificial intelligence in the creation of robots. Postdoctoral researcher Zhanat Makhataeva shared her research work on a project involving Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on external object representation and the advancement of AR-assisted technology to aid people with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

ISSAI Deputy Director of Operations Yerbol Absalyamov presented to distinguished guests the key research projects on AI for the Kazakh language, computer vision, facial biometrics, industrial safety and augmented reality. He conjectured about the future plans of the Institute to develop a large language model for the Kazakh languages and the computational and other resources needed for that. 

The guests highly appreciated the activities and contribution of ISSAI to the development of AI in Kazakhstan, emphasizing the importance of creating an LLM for the Kazakh language.

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