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
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