Sri Ok T Rama Rao Launches Venture iRASTE Telangana, Bodhyaan Automobile Platform, and MicroLabs at IIIT Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — INAI (Utilized AI Analysis Centre) and IHub-Knowledge (TIH and NM-ICPS) at IIIT Hyderabad (IIITH) have been making important progress within the focus domains of Mobility and Healthcare because it was launched as a part of Telangana 12 months of the AI effort in 2020.


INAI is an initiative to use AI to inhabitants scale issues within the Indian context, combining analysis and translation. This collaborative effort, championed by Intel and catalysed by the Authorities of Telangana, is anchored at IIITH. INAI leverages the broader computing strengths and experience in AI at IIITH, the expertise management and structure energy of Intel, and the actions of IHub-Knowledge. IHub-Knowledge at IIIT Hyderabad is one the 25 TIHs (Expertise Incubation Hubs) established by DST beneath NM-ICPS program. Key focus is on Knowledge Pushed Applied sciences & Options.

Shri. Ok T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Industries, Municipal Administration and City Improvement, Authorities of Telangana, launched the next tasks on campus:

Venture iRASTE Telangana: Venture iRASTE (clever Options for Street Security by way of Expertise and Engineering) Telangana makes use of AI & ADAS options that may act as a pressure multiplier and remodel Street Security. That is in collaboration with INAI, IIITH, Intel, Telangana State Street Transport Company (TSRTC) and Uber. Predictive insights generated by way of AI can stop accidents even earlier than they occur. TSRTC automobiles that ply on the highways are the goal fleet for this venture with Uber’s Street Security Initiatives experience.

Govt. of India (GoI) is driving the imaginative and prescient of fifty p.c discount in highway fatalities on Indian roads by 2024. Expertise can act as a pressure multiplier in addressing the issues of highway security and mobility enhancement on India’s roads. Synthetic Intelligence (AI) primarily based options have proven outstanding outcomes worldwide in enabling safer Mobility and Transportation methods.

Bodhyaan Automobile Platform: Bodhyaan is the automotive knowledge seize platform arrange at IIIT Hyderabad with a number of sensors – cameras, LIDARs, night-vision cameras, RADARs, together with the required computational energy to seize and course of real-time knowledge on the automotive. Bodhyaan 1.0 is presently outfitted with 6 cameras for a full encompass view, a LIDAR sensor and excessive compute for knowledge seize and processing. Researchers, teachers, and start-ups in India, can use this platform to check algorithms or strategies in car navigation, knowledge assortment, or something associated to Indian roads and analysis.

MicroLabs: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the energy of Genomics in realizing the virus, variants linked to illness consequence and genomic surveillance. Present Genomic Surveillance initiatives ship samples to Central Labs which have challenges with turnaround time and logistics. Pathogen sequencing functionality nearer to the pattern assortment level will deal with these challenges. MicroLabs [Next generation sequencing for pandemic preparedness], setup at IIIT Hyderabad in collaboration with CSIR-IGIB, is a resolution strategy to deal with the above questions. This resolution brings genomic surveillance for communicable illnesses to Level of Care (POC).

MicroLabs will work in direction of Broad Genomic surveillance of Communicable Illnesses – Actual time dashboards/heatmaps for well being officers, complementary to present IDSP, and highway map to cowl all districts in Telangana.

Addressing the gathering, Shri Ok T Rama Rao stated, “AI is without doubt one of the quickest rising applied sciences in keeping with Gartner’s 2022 CEO Survey. It’s the prime precedence for enterprise leaders and has remained prime precedence third yr in a row. Quoting NITI Aayog estimates, he stated, “AI is anticipated to lift India’s GVA by 1.3% leading to an addition of USD957 billion to India’s financial system in 2035 or 15% increased GVA.”

I’m consistently reminded by our Honourable Chief Minister Sri Ok Chandrashekar Rao to make use of expertise for the frequent man and assess the societal affect of expertise. I’m glad to see that INAI’s tasks are centered on constructing AI options for inhabitants scale. Every of those tasks will save many lives both instantly or not directly.”

He additionally congratulated Prof P J Narayanan on organising a Centre for Quantum Science and Computing at IIITH and warranted the Telangana authorities’s full assist in taking it additional.

Prof P J Narayanan, Director, IIIT Hyderabad, stated, “IIIT Hyderabad constructed nice educational energy in broad AI areas by way of its Kohli Centre on Clever Techniques. We’re eager to use that to population-scale issues that may affect everybody. We teamed up with Intel and the Authorities of Telangana to create INAI in 2020. IHub-Knowledge was established by DST at IIITH later that yr. These entities be part of forces on three tasks in healthcare and transportation areas which might be being launched immediately. The automotive platform can be utilized by the analysis and begin up group to gather knowledge on Indian roads to construct car security options for India. MicroLabs in collaboration with a number of healthcare institutions will present the nation with superior illness surveillance. Venture iRASTE will assist immensely with highway security with particular context to Telangana.”

Commenting on the launch, Nivruti Rai, Nation Head, Intel India and Vice President, Intel Foundry Companies, stated, “During the last two years since its launch, INAI, an utilized AI Analysis Heart, arrange as a collaborative effort between Intel India, Authorities of Telangana and IIITH has been driving important tasks with an goal to establish and resolve population-scale challenges in healthcare and sensible mobility. Our objective has been to allow open platforms to foster innovation by academicians, startups and industries, with knowledge and AI platforms. Right this moment’s announcement of three key tasks within the areas of highway security, enhanced datasets and genomic surveillance with a number of ecosystem companions is anticipated to take the momentum additional. I’m excited concerning the potential that these tasks may ship in driving innovation and collaboration, making an affect on the bottom and enriching lives.”

About IIIT-Hyderabad:

The Worldwide Institute of Info Expertise, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an autonomous analysis college based in 1998 that focuses on the core areas of Info Expertise, equivalent to Laptop Science, Electronics and Communications, and their functions in different domains by way of inter-disciplinary analysis that has a better social affect. A few of its analysis domains embody Visible Info Applied sciences, Human Language Applied sciences, Knowledge Engineering, VLSI and Embedded Techniques, Laptop Structure, Wi-fi Communications, Algorithms and Info Safety, Robotics, Constructing Science, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Pure Sciences and Bioinformatics, Training Applied sciences, Energy Techniques, IT in Agriculture and e-Governance.

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