What’s new – November

What’s new – November

Hi, there! 💚

How’s your week so far? Welcoming your weekend today, Yesil Society here giving you some updates and brief reviews that have been bundled in this November’s Newsletter. We want to update you about our product and company, summarize our news choices, and suggest you some must-watch movies of the month.

Let’s have a read and have a lovely weekend! 🚀
 

What You’ll Find Inside This Newsletter?

   Yesil Actual | Yesil Science at the Awardee of Global Startup Awards 2021
   Blog Choices | The doctors of the future, Rare diseases, AI & social benefit
   Scientific Development | Social Robots
   Scientist | Betül Kaçar
   Yesil Suggests | Ted Talk, Documentary, Movie of the Month
 
Yesil Actual

About Yesil Health

As Yesil Science we were invited for the Global Startups Night. Our founder and CEO Yusuf Yesil and AI Team member and AI Yesil Society Leader Mustafa Gültekin have represented to the company.

Global Startup Awards @Copenhagen

In a hackathon that is about “Life Technologies and Stroke” organized by IZTECH TechnoPark and ITU Arı Teknokent with the partnership of Siemens Healthineers, our team members were contestants as “Y-Health”. Burak Kahveci (head of AI), Furkan Kızılışık (head of Medical) and Irmak Çağlayanel ( COO and Yesil Society Leader) have completed the hackathon in a 3rd place in “Preventing Stroke” category. They developed a prototype that calculates the risk of stroke and gives life-style advice in line with the risk factor. Don’t you think that this would be a nice feature of our newly developing app Yesil Health! 🙂

 

Blog Choices

Artificial intelligence, 3D printers, nanotechnology, AR, blockchain, robotics, machine learning…

Affecting 1 in 2000 or less of the population, it is mostly inherited and sometimes fatal.

Artificial intelligence is developing rapidly day by day and its usage area is expanding at the same rate…

Scientific Development

With a new machine learning system, it is aimed to provide social skills to robots. Although robots are used in many different areas of life, they do not yet have social skills. 

MIT-CSAIL computer science researchers are trying to provide robots with social skills such as helping each other and doing collaborative work with the new system they use. In the designed 2D environment, a robot can look at the work of the other and help him reach his goal. For example, while one robot is planting a tree, the other robot sees this and goes to water the tree. In other words, it organizes its own work according to the behavior of other robots. In this research, nearly 100 scenarios for various robot types were designed and recorded on video. These videos were then watched by 200 people and asked to guess the robots’ possible social target in the video. And the results showed that the audience’s predictions were the same or close to the robot’s target. Studies are continuing to test the research in a 3D environment.

Scientist

Betül Kaçar

She was born in Istanbul and graduated from the Department of Chemistry at Marmara University. With the project she applied to the American Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), undergraduate students started their research in the USA by receiving a summer research scholarship. 

 

Betül Kaçar, who started her doctorate program at Emory University in Atlanta after graduating from university, worked on proteins that cause Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s both at Emory University Chemistry Department and Emory School of Medicine. His interest in evolution and astrobiology increased and he applied to the American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After her acceptance, she continued her postdoctoral studies at NASA. 

Her work has been recognized with the NASA Young Investigator award and the NASA Astrobiology Institute award. She was among the founders of the astrobiology education platform SAGANet, which was established in 2011 with the support of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.  Between 2014 and 2017, she led an independent research group as a Research Associate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  She has been working as a faculty member in the Department of Astronomy and Molecular Biology at the University of Arizona since 2018. In addition, she has started to work as the leader of the team that will carry out life search in the universe within NASA in 2020.

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

 Albert Einstein

Yesil suggest
Ted Talk

The cells in our body are like computer software. They are programmed to perform certain functions at certain times. Sara Jane says that if we can better understand this process, the ability to reprogram cells ourselves will be unlocked.

Documentary

You can meet the real people behind the gene-editing technique that allows hacking biology, from eradicating diseases to selecting a child’s characteristics, and watch it through the eyes of scientists, doctors, patients, biohackers.

It’s the end of this month’s newsletter. Your friends may also want to read, so let’s share and see you next month! 💚🚀

Editors

Hatice Polat
Hatice Polat
Mehmet Akif Kaya
Mehmet Akif Kaya
Ayça Nur Demir
Ayça Nur Demir
Beyza Gül Ateşli
Beyza Gül Ateşli
Irmak Çağlayanel
Irmak Çağlayanel
Sonia Dwita
Sonia Dwita
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