Building AI for Social Good in India

India is a nation of 1.35 billion people. However, most of their dreams remain unrealised due to illiteracy, hunger, diseases, natural disasters and numerous other socio-economic challenges. Having demonstrated superhuman levels of performance at understanding images, speech and natural language and beaten world-champions at some of the hardest games known to man, Artificial Intelligence has emerged as a highly promising tool to ameliorate these handicaps that our society faces. up.AI (pronounced “upay” (उपाय), meaning “solution” in Hindi) is a joint initiative of The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur and the Centre for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, IIT Kharagpur to invite the KGPians to learn and identify burning problems in our country and create AI powered solutions.

Fly High with AI

up.AI Bootcamp

A three hour deep dive into the theory, implementation and deployment of AI-powered algorithms to get up to speed with the Deep Learning revolution. This event will also feature a one-of-a-kind Deep Learning Quiz. Lots of goodies to be won.

Last day to register: 2:00 P.M, 4th October.

J.A.R.V.I.S. Chronicles

The best way to test your understanding is to challenge yourself. So here is a contest, J.A.R.V.I.S. Chronicles where you solve some problems for making J.A.R.V.I.S. learn a few things, a fun way to learn to solve problems in AI. The contest is divided into two segments, Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is easier while Part 2 is relatively difficult. Each problem more challenging than the previous ones. The results will be declared during the closing ceremony and will count points obtained by participants in both the parts. Top 3 performers will get cash prize worth of INR 15k, other top performers will get exciting goodies. Only individual participation is allowed. Plagiarism would lead to disqualification.

Contest Link.

up.AI Workshop

Two and a half days of tutorials, talks by relevant personalities from the Academia and the Industry and spotlight presentations by the students and research scholars of IIT Kharagpur about their work in the areas of focus of up.AI.

No online registration is required for participating in Workshop. Attending bootcamp is not mandatory to attend the workshop.

The Submission Deadline for Spotlight Presentation is 2 October 2018. Results will be declared on 3 October 2018. The template for the presentation is downloadable here.
If selected you will get an opportunity to present in the workshop. The presentations or their content will not be published online by the organizers of up.AI.

up.AI Challenge

The students of IIT Kharagpur are invited to form teams of size three and submit project proposals in the areas of focus of up.AI. The template for the proposal can be downloaded here. 10 projects will be selected for incubation during the winter vacation under the mentorship of professors, industry-experts and PhD students to convert the ideas into deployable solutions. Exciting prizes and/or internship/job offers await the winner and the two runner up teams. The Organizers and Sponsors of up.AI would not have any claim on the Intellectual Property Rights of the projects.

The submissions for the proposals will close on 21 October 2018.

  • 20:00 - 23:00
    ML and DL Tutorials
    NR-221 (Nalanda Complex)

Guest Speakers

Raghu Dharmaraju

Vice President Products & Programs, Wadhwani AI

Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist, Jio CoE AI/ML

Malaikannan Sankarasubbu

Vice President, AI Research @Saama Technologies

Subrat Panda

Head of AI and Data Sciences at Capillary Technologies


Suryanil Ghosh

Chairman, IICML

Taranjeet Singh Bhamra

CEO, AgNext Technologies

Rupak Thakur

ML/AI engineer, AgricxLab

Areas of Focus
areas of focus
iit kgp
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur

Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, IIT Kharagpur

Program Chairman
Steering Committee

Contact Us

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