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Mamata Banerjee Visits Abhijit Banerjee's Mother After Nobel Win

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:27 AM

Days after renowned economist Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel Prize, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited his South Kolkata residence to congratulate his mother. The Chief Minister exchanged pleasantries with Nirmala Banerjee and other relatives of the economist at her seventh floor apartment on Ballygunge Circular Road around 5 pm, news agency IANS reported.
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Abhijit Banerjee, The Man Who Took On Global Poverty And Won A Nobel

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:17 AM

Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee created headlines across the world today when he, along with two other world-renowned experts in field, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for "their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, their experiment-based approach had transformed development economics over the course of two decades, turning it into a "flourishing field of research".
 
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MIT's sensor-packed glove helps AI identify objects by touch

Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:27 PM

MIT researchers have created a "scalable tactile glove" (STAG) that carries over 550 tiny sensors which help AI identify objects through touch alone, for about $10. STAG's system predicted each object's identity on touch alone with up to 76% accuracy when trained on a dataset of 26 objects. It was able to predict most objects' weight within about 60 grams.