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Telangana Govt launches Forest AI Grand Challenge

This program will allow the forest department to collect detailed, large-scale information regarding the estimated number, location, and range-specific behavior of animals in the forest.

The government of Telangana announces the launch of its new Forest AI Grand Challenge program under its artificial intelligence mission initiative. 

Telangana government has collaborated with consulting, technology, and digital transformation services providing company Capgemini to offer this new initiative with the aim of revolutionizing the forest department with new innovations. 

According to the plan, this program will allow the forest department to collect detailed, large-scale information regarding the estimated number, location, and range-specific behavior of animals in the forest. 

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Participants will need to develop novel artificial intelligence-powered solutions to help the forest department in various tasks, including wildlife conservation efforts, a matter of prime importance. 

“There is tremendous potential for governments and innovators to collaborate through open innovation. I am quite confident that this initiative of T-AIM will help the Telangana Forest Department implement novel AI-based solutions for wildlife conservation,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana, during the launch of this one-of-a-kind program. 

Interested participants from all across India need to submit their approach notes before April 2022. The authorities will then evaluate the submissions and declare the winners in June 2022. 

Telangana government is making numerous efforts to boost artificial intelligence adoption in the region, starting from AI in education, agriculture to initiatives like the Revv accelerator program to assist artificial intelligence startups in scaling their businesses. 

The government says that Telangana will take AI to the next level, aiming to become the top AI innovation implementation center by capitalizing on the AI opportunity for which it has collaborated with NASSCOM and multiple other organizations. 

Vice President and Head of CSR at Capgemini, Anurag Pratap, said, “Sustainability is core to the commitment of Capgemini to make the world a better place for our people. In the last few years, we have developed and supported some of the most innovative technology-based projects that focus on ensuring Sustainability.” 

He further mentioned that This collaboration with T-AIM is part of a larger initiative to foster and leverage an “Open Innovation Ecosystem” to produce, identify, and promote revolutionary ideas in quality education, Sustainability, sustainable cities, communities, and excellent health and wellbeing.

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Dipayan Mitra
Dipayan Mitra
Dipayan is a news savvy writer, who does not leave a single page of news paper unturned. He is also a professional vocalist who enjoys ghazals. Building a dog shelter is his forever dream.

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