Government school students have been developing AI models to solve real world problems as part of the ‘Responsible AI for Youth’. The GoI launched the program to provide an equal opportunity to empower Indian youth across the country to become human-centric designers who can create real AI solutions to solve economic and social issues of India.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, National e-Governance Division, and Intel have designed this programme for government schools for classes 8-12 to train them in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
In Phase I, about 52,628 students from 35 states and UTs participated in the programme and came up with 2,704 ideas.
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In Phase II, top 100 ideas from 125 students (67 girls and 58 boys) across 25 states and UTs were shortlisted, of which, around 94 students were from state-run government schools and 23 from Kendriya Vidyalayas, six from government-aided schools and two from Navodayas.
Intel’s AI professionals and subject matter experts taught students the basics of AI, programming languages, data structures and project pitching etc.
In Phase III, 60 ideas were shortlisted. The top 20 projects include:
1). AI Waste Classifier: Green: Abhinav M Hari and Pavithran V from Government Higher Secondary School, Cherpulassery, Kerala, developed a computer-based smart AI model that educates users on waste management. The model will analyse the image of the waste to give segregation tips.
2) AI in Vehicles to Prevent Accidents: Arya Pangging, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Arunachal Pradesh has developed a computer vision-based AI tool to prevent road accidents. The AI tool will send alerts about dysfunctional roads, assess risks and reroute the drivers beforehand.
3) Ayurtech Band: Divyanshi Oli from Government Girls Inter College, Nainital, has built a smart data-based technology that uses Nadi Pariksha, an ancient Ayurvedic technique, to diagnose health ailments. The AI model can detect cardiovascular risks and recommend diets and exercises.
4) AI Idea in Healthcare: Gaganjot Kaur and Gurkirat Singh, Government High School Bugga Kalan, Punjab, have developed this AI tool that uses Natural Language Processing for medical diagnosis and suggest prescriptions.
5) App of Growth: Isha Biswas from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Itanagar, has developed an AI technology for farmers to suggest the best crops for the soil type, taking a slew of ecological and environmental factors into account.
6) Divyang Roshni: Lakshita and Vidhi Chugh from Salwan Girls Senior Secondary School, New Delhi have developed computer vision-based Cerebral Palsy detector and a soft robotic arm to detect cerebral palsy based on the muscle response, nerve stimulation or the electromyography readings.
7) Medicinal Leaf: Manisha Ramola from Government Inter College Phata, Uttarakhand, has designed an AI-based solution to provide in-depth information on medicinal leaves and herbs with just a single image.
8) Virtual Assistance cum Parental Guidance: Adavi Surya Karthikeya and Md. Muqtadir Quadri from Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Golconda, has developed an NLP-based conversing model that can deliver conversations like a human and give children a platform to improve their communication and social skills.
9) AI Scarecrow: Mohit Tailor and Soniya Mishra from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rajasthan have developed an AI model to ward off animals and birds in crop fields. The computer vision-based technology emits loud sounds to scare animals and birds upon spotting.
10) Tree Thinning Scanner: Muhammed Adn Nuaman from Government Brennen Higher Secondary School, Kerala, has developed a computer vision-based AI technology that helps farmers identify diseased trees.
11) ‘Mitti ko jaano, fasal pehchano’ Soil analysis and crop recommendation technology: Nandini Kushwaha Government Upper Primary School Patha, Uttar Pradesh has developed an AI tool to analyse nutrient components in soil.
12) Artificial Intelligence is a Boon for Healthcare: Nishi Goswami from Kendriya Vidyalaya Panna, Madhya Pradesh has developed an AI-based Chatbot that can answer medical queries like a doctor.
13) Helper of visually challenged: Pradip Das from Kanchrapara Harnett High School, West Bengal, has developed a computer vision-based AI technology to assist visually impaired people navigate easily.
14) Be attentive or drowsiness detection in students: Priyam Pagbandha from Bamunpukhuri High School, Assam has developed a computer vision based AI model to help teachers identify sleepy or inattentive students based on facial expressions.
15) AthleteX for the Atmanirbhar Athlete: Puhabi Chakraborty from Kendriya Vidyalaya NIT, Tripura has developed an AI app to measure an athlete’s health parameters to recommend diets and workouts.
16) Smart Eye: Sanjeet Soni from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, has developed an AI-powered facial recognition technology to record students’ attendance.
17) Body Tracker: Suchismita Dikshit from Jajati Keshari Government High School, Jajpur, Odisha, has developed an AI-powered fitness model to encourage children to perform routine exercises. The model also assesses the postures to see if they are doing the exercises right.
18) App for hearing-impaired: Tejas Shukla from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Assam has developed an AI technology for speech and hearing impaired that can detect sign language and convert it into text and vice-versa.
19) Weed and Crop Detection System: Vaibhav Dewangan and Dhiraj Kumar Yadav from Government Kuldip Nigam Higher Secondary School, Chhattisgarh have developed an AI Weed Detector technology to remove weeds in crop fields.
20) Life Saver and Doctors Helper: Vanshika Yadav from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh, has developed an AI-powered diagnosing tool based on the analysis of symptoms and offer remedial measures.