How AI is Shaping the Future of Nepal
In recent years, Nepal has been embracing the digital age with remarkable strides, and one of the most significant advancements on this front is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into various aspects of society. So, as we launch our brand-new BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) programme, let’s take a look at the TOP 5 ways that AI is shaping the country - and some of the key areas that our students can break into after they graduate.
A large amount of Nepal’s population are engaged in agriculture, and AI can help to improve both efficiency and profit. AI-powered solutions have already started to aid farmers in optimising crop yield, managing resources efficiently, and predicting weather patterns. And through data-driven insights, AI can guide farmers in making informed decisions, in order to ensure food security and contribute to the overall rural economy.
Nepal boasts some of the world's most diverse ecosystems, from the lowlands of the Terai to the towering peaks of the Himalayas - and AI has proven to be instrumental in monitoring and protecting endangered species and delicate habitats, and aiding conservation efforts like never before. So, by training students to become AI professionals here in Nepal we can help to preserve the incredible natural beauty of the country.
Nepal's vulnerability to natural disasters like earthquakes and landslides necessitates a robust disaster management system, and AI can play a crucial role in predicting, assessing, and responding to these disasters. Machine learning algorithms can analyse seismic data to provide early warnings, while AI-driven simulations aid in planning evacuation strategies and allocating resources effectively.
The remote and challenging terrain of Nepal often poses obstacles to healthcare access. However, AI-powered telemedicine is bridging this gap by enabling remote consultations and diagnoses. Additionally, AI algorithms are assisting in the early detection of diseases, enhancing medical imaging accuracy, and contributing to drug discovery research which could in turn improve the overall health of the country.
Nepal's rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes attract tourists from around the world - and AI-powered language translation tools and recommendation systems are making it easier for tourists to explore and appreciate the country's offerings. Moreover, AI can aid in preserving cultural artefacts by digitising and archiving them, ensuring they are passed down to future generations.
So, as Nepal embraces this technological revolution, it paves the way for a brighter and more empowered future for its citizens - whilst also creating a wealth of exciting new job opportunities. So, why not check out our brand-new BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) programme today and be a part of the change? - by Marney Ryan