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.