IOT/AI


  

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts join hands to launch ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’ to identify Agritech solutions that can impact small and marginal farmers

Up to 12 innovations will be selected to be a part of the first cohort of the India Agritech Incubation Network at IIT Kanpur 60 Agritech start-ups to be incubated over 5 years to impact 50,000 farmers Tata Trusts to provide grassroots level sandbox for pilots and implementation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts have joined hands to set up the India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) and launch the ‘Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations’. The IAIN is envisioned as a network of incubators across the country to promote innovations for smallholder farmers. The first hub for IAIN will be set up at IIT Kanpur’s Innovation and Incubation center, in collaboration with Social Alpha, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) and the Government of Uttar Pradesh...

Innovate2Transform: AI & An Eye in the Sky Are Now A Solar Plant’s Favourite Aides

As the debate over environment-friendly power generation is getting stronger across the world, the myriad benefits of solar power are being widely discussed and rapidly implemented. Regions like Middle East, parts of East Asia and Europe are among the leaders now in deploying solar fields for harnessing clean energy. The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market is expected to witness a 25% growth this year, and 129GW worth new capacity will be installed. Asia Pacific appears to take up the largest share with 64% of installations this year. India is already among the top three biggest solar PV markets, behind China and USA. With a total installed capacity of 8.3GW (as of 2018), India is ahead of European and Middle East nations, and will continue to be a key solar market in the future. A strat...

Agritech In India – Emerging Trends In 2019

NASSCOM’s report titled Agritech In India – Emerging Trends in 2019 underlines transformation and trends in the Indian Agritech Industry. The report covers emerging areas in Agritech with focus on key stakeholders and new business opportunities. Study also analysed Agritech start-up founder’s perspective on different issues. Key Findings Agritech 2018 & 2019 Highlights USD ~248 mn funding received till June 2019 Tiger Global invested USD 89 mn in Ninjacart In 2018, >60% funding to market linkage sector Key Trends Agritech Stakeholder Ecosystem Is Rapidly Maturing B2B emerging as key revenue generating segment Agritech is make in India for the world Funding on rise but investor confidence on the sector needs to improve PPP are slowly coming together Indian companies increasingly ...

Tech Invest Forum: India’s Innovation Quotient Gets A Fillip Thanks To Creative Business Solutions With High-Investment Potential

It is an exciting time to be a product startup in India. The country is among the hottest innovation hubs in the world – thanks to a growing talent pool, seasoned investors and a strong impetus from the government for socially impactful innovation. Investors and product startups believe that the time is ripe for robust support systems in the form of investments for startups to become market-ready and further enable digitisation. Given the highly competitive nature of the Indian startup ecosystem, it is imperative that startups find the right investors, and can seamlessly accelerate their growth potential. As of last year alone, investments in deep tech touched US4248mn, twice the amount invested in 2017 – and many believe this is due to the increase in demand for technologies like AI &...

Innovate2Transform: Nearing Golden Hour Intervention with Artificial Intelligence

Did you know that cardiovascular diseases in India have increased from 1.3 million in 1990 to 2.8 million in 2016? To complicate matters further, the symptoms of a heart attack can be as simple as back pain, arm pain, chest pain, and is usually misdiagnosed. That is why the first action when a heart attack occurs can make or break the situation! Fortunately, the shortened time between the onset of the symptoms and getting to the ER has significantly reduced the deaths associated with heart attacks over a decade. For instance, a 45-year old bus conductor in Bangalore walked into a local clinic, experiencing chest pains. Within a matter of six minutes, he was diagnosed with Myocardial Infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, and was rushed to the Operating Theatre. This “Six Minut...

Pharma Roundtable: Transformation Through Digital Innovation

9th Jul 2019, Courtyard by Marriot, Mumbai Report Context India’s pharmaceutical Industry is at an inflection point today.  The opportunities for growth are quite evident based on the increasing burden of diseases across the population, in dire need of effective medical intervention. Yet, sluggish growth in the last two years, regulatory pressures on pricing, increased R&D costs, competition from bio-similars and geo-political situations such as Brexit are posing a challenge to growth. Increasing push for personalized medication and combination drugs is not making the situation easy either.  Technology can play a significant role in helping the industry steer clear of these challenges. Pharma CIOs are sensing these opportunities to embark upon digital transformation initiatives earnest...

An Introduction to AIOps

AIOps : Implementing AI and machine learning algorithms in DevOps Automation Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and DevOps are some of the most commonly discussed topics in the software development world. And why shouldn’t they be? There are umpteen business benefits in terms of cost savings, innovations and reduced time to market. What’s even better than implementing both of them singularly, is bringing them together. AIOps is catching on quick, and there’s a world of possibilities to explore. Gartner predicts that by 2022, big data and machine learning functionalities will replace more than 40% legacy services. Decades old infrastructure, thus, can be modernized through AIOps. AI-Augmented automation will also play a larger role in driving IT productivity and ensuring scalability....

TechVoice: How IBM Is Advancing Application of AI & Blockchain For Industry

Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM Research India & CTO, IBM India and South Asia in an exclusive chat with NASSCOM CoE IoT-DSAI about IBM playing a crucial role in advancing AI in India, and why blockchain technology isa transformative solution for industries Tell us about the IBM Research Lab and the work it has been doing GD: At IBM Research, we work on cutting edge technologies that will further the future of computing. Our focus areas are in using AI to enable journey to the cloud and building cognitive enterprises. IBM Research India Lab is focused on building trusted Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our scalable hybrid cloud platforms and applying it to various domains including retail and agritech in India. Chatbots are an integral part of business today – how is IBM Research helping...

Innovate2Transform: Conserving Water Using IoT

For years now, India has battled providing safe and clean water to its vast population. While the government has consistently been working on improving rural water supply, there have been a multitude of challenges in ensuring the delivery of clean water to homes. One of the most common reasons for depletion of water resources is allowing storage tanks go unchecked for leaks or damage. A Bangalore-based IoT startup thingTronics devised a solution to help multiple villages in Karnataka save several litres of water. This solution has helped 18 villages in Karnataka, whose primary source of water supply is the Tungabhadra river. In most cases, river water is stored in dams or reservoirs and released to surrounding areas. As the water supply branches out to dense habitats, overhead storage tank...

A Survey on AI and Ethics

Currently, we at SFLC.in are studying the ethical questions around the development of AI technology and have designed a survey primarily for executives in technology companies that develop or use Artificial Intelligence [AI] technology, AI developers, and researchers/scientists involved in AI development or use. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how companies and AI developers/researchers feel about AI and ethics. What we learn from this survey will help us understand the best regulatory response in India to the ethical challenges posed by AI. Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. Responses will not be identified in a manner that can be traced back to any specific individual, institution or co...