Artificial Intelligence in India: The Goodness Collection

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How is AI being used in India? What are the ‘real world’ implications of AI (being used for good) in India?

This collection answers everything Indian agencies / government is using to promote a better earth, a better place to live.

1. From cleaning sewers to sorting currency notes and doing heart surgery, robots are gaining ground in India

Kerala Government is using a robot named 'Bandicoot' for cleaning the sewers, a task which not only required three people and many hours of labour, but is also an extremely hazardous task.

ICICI Bank uses robot to sort out currency notes brought from various locations. The old and soiled notes are removed and then the notes are further redistributed to ATMs and other branches. Robots pick up the notes, put them up for counting and then strap the notes in to bundles and place them in appropriate slots.

Ahmedabad based Apex Hospital has even performed a tele-robotic surgery on a patient who was located 32 Kms away in December 2018.

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2. From 450 parcels an hour to 5k parcels sorted in an hour, Robots help Flipkart wheel away

Flipkart in a statement released yesterday has said that it has implemented India's first robotics based sortation technology at it's Soukya Road facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

"The Soukya set-up involves 100 plus self-guided bots that automatically sort packages to the right customer pin codes by identifying encoded information on each package"

The Soukya facility has over 100 self-guided bots that automatically sort packages to the right customer pincodes by identifying encoded information on each package.

 It can process up to 4,500 shipments in an hour and can be scaled over five times with minimal changes.

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3. 2500 years ago, King Ajatshatru was the vanguard of AI revolution in India

The legend says that when Lord Buddha dies, King Ajatshatru was entrusted to safeguard his relics.

 He hid them in an underground chamber near Patliputra (today's Patna which is capital of state of Bihar). 

Since the relics were priceless, he deployed guards which were extraordinary to safeguard them.

These guards were robots, not humans. 

Since they could move on their own, they were called 'Bhoot Vahan Yantra', which meant machines which are being moved essentially by a spirit. 

The legend further says that, the robots were meant to be on their 'duty', until a future king would distribute the relics, throughout the empire.

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4. 'Aaple Sarkar' chatbot of Maharashtra Government to provide information on 1400 public services

Maharashtra Government in partnership with Haptik ( A conversational AI platform) has launched 'Aaple Sarkar' chatbot which would provide information on 1400 public services offered by the government. 

The chatbot is available on 'Aaple Sarkar Right To Services Website' of Maharashtra Government.

The users can learn more about the RTS (Right To Service), know the various services available under the said act and track their submitted application's status.

Currently the chatbot works in English, but support for Marathi and Hindi language would be added soon.

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5. Using AI, CISF has prevented 103 suicides in last 3 years at metro stations

CISF is using AI at Delhi Metro Stations, not only to keep the commuters safe, but also for general social good. 

The AI systems identify people who have been hanging around for long at station, and look distressed. 

As the AI system detects an unusual person, hanging around for long, an alert is issued and then a CISF personnel approaches the person to inquire if any assistance is required by him/her.

 At present, 7,524 CISF personnel cover 239 metro stations in Delhi-NCR.

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6. Kerala Traffic Police to use AI to nab offenders

Kerala Motor Vehicle Department is now equipping it’s speed detecting cameras with AI.

The cameras will be able to detect helmet-less drivers and those not wearing seat-belts. 

Some of these cameras are already in operation at Walayar, Wadakkanchery and Kozhikode.

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