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By satyamkapoor |Email | Mar 20, 2018 | 11412 Views

Google plans to help India advance technologically and organized a workshop on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in Bengaluru today.

There were several distinguished guests present in the event and famous computer scientist Jeff Dean along with Vice President of Engineering at Google Prabhakar Raghavan, kicked off the workshop by sharing Google's future plans for AI and Machine learning.

They also highlighted the ease of doing business using AI and machine learning.

The event also saw the participation of several researchers and faculties from the illustrious IITs and other industry practitioners from both startups and bigger companies like Amazon, LinkedIn, Myntra, Flipkart, Ola and Microsoft. These companies also talked about their interesting ongoing projects in areas such as Computer Vision, Deep Learning, AI, ML and Natural Language Processing.

Google also went ahead and awarded grants to five faculty members in India in order to support their academic research on AI. The company claimed that the funds disbursed to the winners this time were much higher than the ones of 2012.

What is the scope of AI and Machine Learning in India

On close inspection, one can see that almost all major sectors in India including media, healthcare, automobile are experiencing rapid technological advancement. As per a report by Tracxn Technologies, there are more than 200 AI based startups in India.

- is an AI-powered shopping assistant. Through its chatbot SDK, the organization leverages the technology of natural language processing and machine learning to converse with the customers over a chat interface, to shop for products and services. Additionally, it supports over 20 categories including entertainment, travel, daily utilities, with partners such as BookMyShow, Redbus, OYO, Ola, Uber, JustRechargeIt, HDFC, among others.

- Uncanny Vision delivers AI-based surveillance solutions. Using deep Learning-enabled vision algorithms that have been optimized to run on Edge servers, the company provides cost-effective and scalable security for next generation safe cities and smart industries. It also enables real-time actionable surveillance and analytics for high-value customers in retail and banking.

- Founded by Avneesh Agrawal, Netradyne has developed a powerful camera, which can analyze driving patterns and helps to determine the cause of an accident. The soap bar sized device is attached to a vehicle's rear-view mirror and rests on the inside of the windscreen, pointing towards the road.

- Gurgaon based Staqu is an AI focused research firm working in automated image understanding technology. Staqu enables automation of some of the crucial tasks for ecommerce companies which include image search, tag generation, real-time recommendation.

It was reported earlier by Inc42, that the government has allocated a massive $480 mn for Digital India Initiatives that are focused on modern technologies such as artificial intelligence among others.

The government's push to AI is expected to revolutionize everything from manufacturing to innovation and labor market productivity in India. Moreover, this will help pave the way for India to come in the list of the most advanced economies. 

Source: HOB