Webcast from Ismaili Centre, London: ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’

Continuing the ‘Diamond Jubilee Lecture Series’ at the Ismaili Centre, London, Professor Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of the West of England, Bristol will deliver a lecture entitled ‘AI Futures: the Societal Impact of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence’ on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The lecture will be followed by a discussion, moderated by…

Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi — AKDN Press Release

New Delhi, India, 21 February 2018 – Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi, was officially inaugurated today by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development…

8 German words that are impossible to translate into English — The Local de

Some words in the German language are so culturally specific, they just don’t exist in English. 5. gemütlich It’s not as simple as stating that gemütlich can be translated into English as cosy, comfortable, snug or homely. That’s because, for Germans, anything from an event to a sweater can be considered gemütlich. Enjoying a glass…

Watch This New Technology in China That Converts Desert Into Productive Land Rich With Crops

New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops. Anti-desertification efforts in China’s Inner Mongolia. China Startup- Turning sand into business. China’s Kubuqi model offers solution to desertification. How China turns deserts into green. Turning drought-ravaged land into fertile soil. Source: Richard Aguilar Published on 6 Nov 2017 ->>>>>><<<<-

His Highness the Aga Khan to visit USA in March —The Ismaili, 17 February 2018

The Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum has announced that Mawlana Hazar Imam will visit the United States of America in March 2018 in response to official invitations from several state governments. Alongside engaging with activities relating to the initiatives of the Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network, Mawlana Hazar Imam will also meet with the…

Kenya: Graduands urged to join the ‘Innovation Generation’ — Aga Khan University (AKU) Convocation ceremony

Graduands at the Aga Khan University (AKU) Convocation ceremony were urged to use the knowledge and skills gained through their degrees to create innovative solutions that will help Kenya achieve its development priorities. In his speech, Chief Guest Professor Mwenda Ntarangwi, Secretary and CEO, Commission for University Education, highlighted the important role that Universities can…

Karachi, Pakistan: Cyclists and doctors launch special fund for heart patients

Participants at the Ride for a Healthy Heart event. ​The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) partnered with Critical Mass Karachi (CMK), a community of cyclists, to launch a special fund for underserved adult cardiology patients, with a Ride for a Healthy Heart on Sunday. Over 100 members of CMK participated, cycling from Delawalla in Clifton…

Jaipur- India: Aga Khan Foundation makes case for long-term investments in higher education to drive catalytic economic growth and social change

Jaipur, India, January 2018 – Matt Reed, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation UK, spoke at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday 26th at a session entitled Beyond the University: Higher Education and Development. As questions continue to arise about the quality of Indian universities, the proportion of skilled labour in relation to the country’s…