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1 December – ISSAI researchers presented their projects to Mr. Massimov

On 1st December 2020 ISSAI team presented their projects to Mr. Karim Massimov as part of the NU research exhibition in the framework of the First President’s Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  ISSAI director Professor Atakan Varol presented AI for healthcare: Chest Xray Disease Classification System project; Dr. Yerbolat Khassanov presented the Voice-based AI technologies: Kazakh Speech Corpus […]

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100 videos on ISSAI YouTube channel

Our Institute is happy to announce that we have uploaded the jubilee 100th video on our YouTube channel. We have started publishing our videos on YouTube from spring 2020. Our videos consist of educational videos on the topics of Machine Learning Basics, Computer Science Basics and Electrical Circuits. Additionally, we upload videos on different research conducted by […]

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Kazakh Speech Corpus featured in the news

Recent announcement about Kazakh Speech Corpus and Automated Speech Recognition projects has been published on local media news portals like,,,,,, Kazakh-tv and other channels.  In their articles they have included all the main information about the project, project’s aim and results. In addition, they have included the link to try the Automated Speech Recognition system and the Kazakh Speech Corpus dataset. […]

30 September 2020

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ISSAI Celebrates its 1st anniversary Presents the Kazakh Speech Corpus to Mark the Occasion

The Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence (ISSAI) of Nazarbayev University celebrates its first anniversary on the 14th of September, 2020.  ISSAI was launched one year ago, with the mission to apply AI technologies to advance the national development objectives of the country.  It has been a big year for the premier Artificial Intelligence Institute of […]

14 September 2020

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ISSAI joined the Datacite membership

We are proud to say that the Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence has joined the Datacite membership. DataCite is a non-profit international organisation which provides a way for researchers to obtain credit and recognition for sharing their research data. It provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data and other research outputs. Organizations within the research community join DataCite […]

10 August 2020

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UNESCO Hosts Session on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – ISSAI delegation represents on behalf of Kazakhstan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conducted on online conference on July 23-24 to gather feedback and stake-holder contributions on their new Ethics in Artificial Intelligence initiative.   The event was initiated by the UNESCO General Conference at its 40th session, which authorized the  preparation of a formal UNESCO Recommendation document for the purpose of […]

25 July 2020

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Kazakh Speech Corpus live on “Shalqar Radio”

Recently our computer engineer Almas Mirzakhmetov gave a live interview to “Shalqar Radio”. In his interview he talked about ISSAI’s background and mission, discussed the future application of AI and promoted our recent project – “Kazakh Speech Corpus”. Full interview is available on the official website of the radio station:

7 July 2020

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Research paper accepted to the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI)

We are happy to announce that a research paper entitled “A Network-Based Stochastic Epidemic Simulator: Controlling COVID-19 with Region-Specific Policies” (Askat Kuzdeuov, Daulet Baimukashev, Aknur Karabay, Bauyrzhan Ibragimov, Almas Mirzakhmetov, Mukhamet Nurpeiissov, Michael Lewis, and Professor Huseyin Atakan Varol) was recently accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI). J-BHI […]

29 June 2020

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ISSAI researchers are conducting a Kazakh Speech Corpus research study

Would you like such programs as Siri and Alexa to speak Kazakh? Scientists from the Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence (ISSAI) of the Nazarbayev University are conducting a research study on the development of Kazakh language voice database. The aim is to collect voice data in the Kazakh language for the future use […]

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ISSAI Data Scientist – Daulet Baimukashev’s – work has been presented at ICRA-2020

We are proud to announce that the research paper “Shear, Torsion and Pressure Tactile Sensor via Plastic Optofiber Guided Imaging” by Daulet Baimukashev (Data Scientist at ISSAI), Zhanat Kappassov and Prof. Huseyin Atakan Varol has been presented at one of the most prestigious scientific conferences – 2020 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2020). This […]