Nasscom, Karnataka draw up ‘AI for Good Ideathon’ challenge

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Nasscom, the tech industry body is now moving to seek the innovative ideas in the field of artificial intelligence and data science that can be easily adopted in areas which include the public services, agriculture, and education.

With respect to this, Nasscom and the Karnataka government has now joined the hands to launch a new competition ‘AI for Good Ideathon’ which could help to scaled out to include other state government, the report revealed.

“The whole idea for both Nasscom and the Centre of Excellence is that artificial intelligence should be used to improve people’s lives. AI should not just be used for business,” Mohan Krishnan, head – Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, at Nasscom, told the Nasscom officials in an interview.

The submission of ideas, for that the lady day will be 18th of January, will be for two categories, solutions which have been implemented by merely participating practical and companies, implementable ideas.

The first category is expected to bring up the ideas from the startups in space while on the other hand, the second category is open to academics, citizens, and institutions.

“The ideas will be evaluated on five parameters — innovation, practicality, feasibility, scalability and potential to have an impact of a truly Indian challenge,” Krishnan said.

All the submissions will be going to be evaluated and whittled down to 10 ideas, which will also be going to be presented to a jury in the month of February. The awards will be announced in March. Apart from that, to being adaptable by the government, the top five ideas in each of the category will also be going to receive a cash reward.

 

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