Tech that: Their an­swer to the city’s plas­tic, waste and san­i­ta­tion woes

250 stu­dents from 24 col­leges use im­age pro­cess­ing, AI to solve civic prob­lems

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Musab Qazi

MUM­BAI: Imag­ine hav­ing tech­nol­ogy at dis­posal us­ing which one can scan garbage bins from out­side to find out whether a hous­ing so­ci­ety is seg­re­gat­ing its waste or not. Thanks to some of the cre­ative minds at var­i­ous en­gi­neer­ing col­leges, sim­i­lar in­no­va­tive ideas could be­come a re­al­ity soon.

En­gi­neer­ing stu­dents across Mum­bai are us­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy such as im­age pro­cess­ing, In­ter­net of things and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence to ad­dress some of the press­ing is­sues such as san­i­ta­tion, waste seg­re­ga­tion and plas­tic use.

Their ef­forts to find a so­lu­tion are part of Project Deep Blue, an on­go­ing com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by Mastek and Ma­jesco — two city-based soft­ware firms. The event stared in Oc­to­ber ends on Fe­bru­ary 17.

The com­pe­ti­tion re­quires stu­dents to de­velop tech­nol­o­gy­based so­lu­tions for prob­lems re­lated to pub­lic health and san­i­ta­tion. As many as 250 stu­dents from 24 col­leges from Mum­bai and Pune have par­tic­i­pated in the event. The par­tic­i­pants are guided and men­tored by in­dus­try ex­perts dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We want to pro­vide a plat­form for stu­dents to think deeply

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