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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 […]

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Interview with Azamat Sarkytbayev – former ISSAI Research Assistant – on his work experience in ISSAI

Hello, Azamat! When did you join ISSAI? I joined ISSAI on January 6th, 2020 for a five-month internship. 2. Can you tell us what were your job responsibilities in ISSAI? What was your typical daily job routine? Usually I spent 80% of my time collecting data and 20% of my time complaining about data (joke […]

22 May 2020

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COVID-19 stochastic epidemic simulator on international media

International news websites like Pharmiweb and European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Magazine have written articles on ISSAI’s latest development – Stochastic Epidemic Simulator. In their articles they have explained how the simulator works, the importance of Big Data in helping to deal with epidemics, and mentioned different simulation scenarios that the ISSAI team has tested on the simulator. – is a […]

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NU ISSAI presented 4 COVID-19 disease projections in Kazakhstan

The researchers from Nazarbayev University Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence (ISSAI) have developed 4 strategies for the Coronavirus epidemic in Kazakhstan. Using their recent development, COVID-19 simulator for Kazakhtsan, the scientists showed the following results: According to the 1st scenario – the strict quarantine regime in the country is continued. The number of […]

7 April 2020