~ “AI for Good” program initiated by The Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, an initiative of the Government of Karnataka and NASSCOM~

~ “AI for Good” program conceptualized to identify intelligent solutions that address key issues in areas of public importance for better governance, risk management and sustainable development~

Bengaluru 25th March 2019: The Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, an initiative of the Government of Karnataka and NASSCOM today announced the winners of the
‘AI for Good’ initiative. Applications were invited from Indian Citizens, Companies, Institutions, Academia of all sizes, registered across India, for use of AI to solve public issues across the fields of agriculture, education, healthcare, traffic, transportation & safety, governance and service delivery and public utilities. The AI for Good program received close to 200 submissions from 155 companies including startups and some of the biggest names in the industry. Among the top 25 shortlisted companies, 10 companies across the six domains were chosen as winners who will be recognized as innovators impacting society, with an opportunity for scaling up and funding.

The winners were chosen by an eminent jury headed by Shri. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT,BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Director, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi, Dr. Arnab Kumar Laha, Professor of Production and Quantitative Methods, IIM, Ahmedabad, Shri. Deep Thomas, Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Harish Karnick, Emeritus Fellow and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Dr. Naganand Doraswamy, MD and Founder, Ideaspring Capital, Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Head, Egon Zehnders Technology and Communications practive, APAC region, Shri. P Ramani, Global Technology Leader, Shri. Prakash Mallya, MD, Intel India, Sales and Marketing Group, Dr. Sriparna Saha, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Patna.

Winners included Intello Labs Pvt. Ltd. and Mycrop Technologies Pvt. Ltd. won in the agriculture sector for AI enabled Commodity Grading and AI Driven farm and farmer management system respectively. Jungroo Learning Pvt. Ltd. won in the education sector for its AI powered adaptive learning platform. In the Environment and Energy sector, DataGlen Technologies and Vinfinet Technologies Pvt. Ltd won for IOT/AI Solutions catering towards solar energy generation & management and IOT for smart irrigation automation respectively. In the Governance sector, Surajya Services Pvt. Ltd. and Voxta Communications Pvt. Ltd. won for AI information platform for welfare schemes and Swatch Bharat and Maternity Information Chatbot respectively. In the Health Sector, Tricog Health and
Aindra Systems Pvt. Ltd. won for AI to help doctors save lives and point of care cerival cancer screening device. In the transport and safety sector, Netradyne won for leveraging AI for driver safety.

Commenting on the initiative, Shri. Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of IT,BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka said, “AI for Good was initiated during the end of last year. The idea was to identify intelligent solutions that can help address key issues in areas of public importance for better governance, risk management and sustainable development. It is encouraging to see the kind of ideas and solutions that were presented to the jury leveraging various emerging technologies including AI, Analytics, IoT, Computer Vision, Robotics, AR, VR etc. It was quite a task for the jury to choose the winners. ‘AI for GOOD’ reflects the commitment of the Government of Karnataka in making people’s lives better through effective adoption of technology. We believe emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence will bring the benefits of innovation to make a huge positive societal impact and lead to sustainable development not only in Karnataka but entire India.”

The Center of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is an initiative of Government of Karnataka & NASSCOM established on a PPP (Public-Private-Partnership) model to accelerate the Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence ecosystem with innovators, user enterprises, solution providers and academia.

Debjani Ghosh, President NASSCOM said “Artificial Intelligence has found applications across industries whether financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and retail to name a few. Equally essential to these, the application of AI in the public sector and governance is expanding and thus impacting every aspect of daily lives. We are happy to partner with the Government of Karnataka in its commendable strategic initiative to focus on innovation in artificial intelligence to bring about a positive impact on our society. Through this initiative, we will unwrap the unlimited possibilities of deploying AI for Good as well as enable innovators to build models which will validate India on the global AI map.”

List of 25 Shortlisted Companies and the solutions presented to the Jury

1. IBM India – Watson for Oncology

2. Accenture Labs – Health Navigator

3. Tata Consultancy Services – Increasing milk yield in Indian Bovines using AI

4. CamfyVision Technologies – Intelligent School Child Management and Analytics Solution

5. Cropin Technology – Data driven crop cutting experiments for PM Fasal Bheema Yojana

6. DataGlen Technologies – Empowering Distributed Energy Systems

7. Nexscon Labs – Smart Helmet with driver assistance and pollution control

8. Jungroo Learning – AI powered adaptive learning platform

9. Netradyne – Leveragiing AI for driver safety

10. JioVio Healthcare – Savemom

11. Sutara Learning Foundation – Mobile Application for children to teach themselves

12. Telerad Tech – AI in breast cancer imaging – MammoAssist

13. Tricog Health Services – Using AI to help doctors save lives

14. Vinfinet Technologies – IoT for smart irrigation automation

15. MyCrop – Sustainable agriculture platform

16. Aindra Systems – Point-of-care cervical cancer screening device

17. Aptagrim Consulting – AI Glasses for the blind and Visually impaired

18. Eyedentify Systems – Safety and security through enhanced visual AI

19. Voxta Communications – Swatch Bharath and Maternity information ChatBot

20. Zerone Consulting – AI based facial recognition application to support crime prevention

21. Haptik Infotech – Fighting cyber harassment through ChatBot

22. Skinzy Software Solutions – AI and data analytics solution for skin diseases

23. BKC WeatherSys – Yield Estimation of crops prior to harvest using AI

24. Intello Labs – AI enabled commodity grading

25. Surajya Services – EasyGov – All information platform for Welfare Schemes.