National Highways Authority of India ( NHAI ) has deployed artificial intelligence (AI)-based face recognition system for attendance monitoring of the field staff. The technology also comes with real time location capturing feature to track the presence of the personnel at the project site, NHAI said in a statement. Applicable to all key personnel/engineers deployed by authority engineers/independent engineers and consultants, the technology will assist NHAI officers to easily view the presence of the staff at the project site along with their attendance. To make it even more transparent and seamless, the system is linked with NHAI's unique cloud based and artificial intelligence powered Big Data Analytics platform - Data Lake. Hence, number of key personnel/ engineers deployed at every project are being uniquely identified and monitored. This will check the unauthorised absenteeism of engineers and will in turn improve the quality and speed of construction. … [Read more...] about NHAI introduces AI-based face recognition system for attendance monitoring
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Empathetic AI? Source: Photo by Owen Beard on Unsplash with Meg Price I recently heard that coaches and helping professions like social workers are considered the last refuge against the ‘fact’ AI. But now AI is learning so fast it can theoretically learn and replace any human task. Even being empathetic ! Research from Harvard University recently suggested coaching can soon be automated. AI comes in many forms, from those little chatbots on websites to Alexa and many other automations that are proactive like the programs in Tesla that the driver talks to. But advances in conversational AI means we can now have conversations with technology that makes us ‘feel’ we are talking to a human that really listens and responds ‘intelligently’. So what? People still want to connect to people! The work of a coach or health care professional requires extensive professional, empathic, psychological, and other skills like human intuition . How could these … [Read more...] about Will AI Replace Coaches and Psychologists?
Venky Ananth SVP and global head of Healthcare at Infosys Remote areas usually have limited medical access. How do people handle emergency situations or for that matter even day to day sickness? Usually, they turn to quacks or self-medication or try to live through the pain before considering medical help. Travelling to a city to get the right help is expensive. And this is the situation in many areas in India. India has only 1 doctor for every 1457 citizens and 2 out of 3 doctors in rural areas are usually quacks. Even in cities where decent medical care is accessible, there are problems in accessing medical records, getting the right prognosis among many others. Can technology turn around the disappointing scenarios in Indian healthcare? The answer is an astounding yes. When visiting a health practitioner, we still lug paper files right from the time we were born to the current time to tabulate our medical history. Usually, we stick to one hospital because the data which we … [Read more...] about Solving the Myriad Challenges in Healthcare Through AI-Driven Analytics
Florida orange juice is getting a taste of AI. With the Sunshine State’s $9 billion annual citrus crops plagued by a fruit-souring disease, researchers and businesses are tapping AI to help rescue the nation’s largest producer of orange juice. University of Florida researchers are developing AI applications for agriculture. And the technology — computer vision for smart sprayers — is now being licensed and deployed in pilot tests by CCI , an agricultural equipment company. The efforts promise to help farmers combat what’s known as “citrus greening,” the disease brought on by bacteria from the Asian citrus psyllid insect hitting farms worldwide . Citrus greening causes patchy leaves and green fruit and can quickly decimate orchards. The agricultural equipment supplier has seen farmers lose one-third of the orchard acreage in Florida from the onslaught of citrus greening. “It’s having a huge impact on the state of Florida, California, Brazil, China, Mexico — the entire … [Read more...] about Juicing AI: University of Florida Taps Computer Vision to Combat Citrus Disease