Cultivar Holdings Inc. Announces Collaboration with Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology

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  • Cultivar Holdings announces partnership with artificial intelligence scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology

  • Cultivar Holdings announces appointment of Dr. Michael Hart to its advisory board

  • Cultivar Holdings announces the nomination of its chief engineer to a federal ministry technology think tank in India

Feb 3, 2020 – TheNewswire – Toronto, ON – Cultivar Holdings Inc. (CNSX:CULT.CN) is pleased to announce collaboration with scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology to expedite launch of our impairment detection technology and is also pleased to announce appointment of Dr. Michael Hart to its advisory board.

Cultivar Holdings has partnered with Dr. Indranil Saha from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He is an expert in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and will assist Cultivar with analysis of the data from the study which is currently being conducted with over 3,000 participants to solidify its impairment detection technology and expedite efforts towards launching the technology for workplace and law enforcement. IIT is the most prestigious engineering university in India and its alumni network spans the entire globe with a huge presence in silicon valley, especially with CEOs of some of the largest global technology and fortune 500 companies being IIT graduates.

Dr. Indranil Saha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology. Before joining IIT, he was a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, , M.Tech. degree in Computer Science, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles in 2013. From 2005 to 2008, he was a research scientist at Honeywell. His research interest lies in the application of artificial intelligence and formal methods to embedded and cyber-physical systems and robotics. He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGBED International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) in 2010. He received the ACM SIGBED Frank Anger Memorial Award in 2012 for his contribution in the intersection of embedded systems and software engineering. He has published 40 research papers and filed 3 US patents to date.

Our chief engineer, Nandan Mishra has been invited to join the National Mission of Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems, a think tank group affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology in India which will play a key role in shaping the advanced technology ecosystem in India (including Artificial Intelligence and its implementation). We are also pleased to announce appointment of Dr. Michael Hart to the advisory board of Cultivar Holdings.

Dr. Michael Hart, M.D, is one the world’s most foremost experts on medical cannabis. In 2014, Dr. Hart became the first physician in London, Ontario, Canada to open a “Cannabis Clinic”. In 2016 he founded Readytogo Medical clinic, where he currently acts as the lead physician and medical director. He is also the co-author of the Amazon Best Seller “Friendly Fire”: Why Vets Are Lighting Up and Ditching Pills to Treat PTSD. His outspoken stance has landed him on a variety of media outlets, including an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

About Cultivar: Cultivar Holdings Inc. is a cannabis technology company which is developing artificial intelligence powered impairment detection tools for cannabis as well as alcohol for workplace and law enforcement. PredictMedix is a novel artificial intelligence powered technology developed by Cultivar, which uses facial and voice recognition to identify both cannabis and alcohol impairment. Our proprietary technology utilizes multiple features along with numerous different data points (identified via facial and voice recognition). Testing does not require any body fluids or human intervention, thereby helping to remove human error and the potential for discrimination and prejudice. Cultivar has signed agreements with two multi billion dollar companies: Tech Mahindra and Hindalco to help expedite the launch of its PredictMedix technology for workplace. Cultivar is also focused on becoming premier cannabis producer offering low-cost production targeting initially the Caribbean market place based in Portland, Jamaica.