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School students use cloud computing and AI to tackle real-world problems

AWS Young Builders Challenge 2021 promotes scientific temper, computational, design thinking, and coding skills among school students.

From creating concepts for ‘Intelligent Bus Lane Systems (IBLS),’which alerts motorists about priority vehicles including ambulances to AI-powered wearables and Krishi Seva app, an AI-enabled application for smart farming; these are some of the winning creative concepts developed using AI-model and cloud computing by ten school students across the country.  

These ten students have won the Amazon Web Services AWS Young Builders Challenge 2021. The challenge is an initiative to promote and foster a scientific temper, computational and design thinking, and coding skills among school students. About 2938 schools across 28 states and six union territories across India submitted 5952 projects.


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Individual students from these top 10 schools showcased various innovative ideas based on cloud computing and AI, designed to address real issues in today’s world, such as an app for water conservation through smart irrigation techniques, an AI-enabled application for smart farming, an intelligent bus lane system, a smart energy application, and a ‘diagnoser robot’ that identifies health conditions. The participants were equipped with a rich selection of learning modules from Atal Innovation Mission and AWS and tutorials from to understand the fundamentals of cloud computing and AI and build their ideas.

Launched with support from the Ministry of Education – Innovation Cell (Govt. of India); Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog; Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE); and, the initiative aims to introduce young minds to the basics of disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, ML, AI and inspire them to create a positive impact in India using these technologies.

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Poornima Nataraj
Poornima Nataraj has worked in the mainstream media as a journalist for 12 years, she is always eager to learn anything new and evolving. Witnessing a revolution in the world of Analytics, she thinks she is in the right place at the right time.

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