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Smart Mobility and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Day 3 of the All.ai Summit

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By Anantha Shanmugam, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Intel India and Shweta Khurana, APJ Director, Global Partnerships & Initiatives Group, Intel 

After focusing on population scale healthcare on Tuesday, Intel India’s All.ai Summit devoted day three of its event to discussing smart mobility solutions and AI’s role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Building on the Third Industrial Revolution’s use of electronics and information technology to automate industry, the Fourth features the integration of physical and digital technology to enable advanced applications such as biometrics, quantum computing and smart mobility. In Wednesday’s sessions, experts discussed how India can best prepare itself for the advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Part of that preparation includes understanding the challenges nations face when attempting to integrate population scale AI solutions into pre-existing infrastructure. These various challenges were examined in depth for the World Resources Institute’s SAFAR (Safer Actions For Accident Reduction) Report, which was released at the summit on Wednesday. This report details a new approach to road safety that would account for the unique challenges India faces, including the variances in signage, road width and pedestrian behavior from state to state. Further, the report provides guidance on how smart mobility solutions can be customized to meet country-specific needs.

Emphasis was placed in all of Wednesday’s talks on contextualizing technology and AI to make it culturally relevant on a country-by-country or region-by-region basis rather than just utilizing a blanket approach for the whole world. Individual sessions included discussion of how computer vision impacts technologies like autonomous vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them, as well as how AI-based video analytics could be leveraged to enhance law enforcement efforts in India.

Prof. Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley), a leading academic in the field of computer vision, recommended that driver assistance systems are practical value additions and can save many lives. Other speakers from academia and industry also emphasized the importance of driver assistance as a priority over driverless cars – not just in India but worldwide.

On our Youth skilling program, yesterday, we made history by setting a new Guinness World Records™ Title by delivering a Virtual Lesson on AI to 13,000 Students in 24 Hours at the AI For Youth Virtual symposium.

Many youth across India celebrated with Intel and our government partner CBSE, Ministry of Education by sharing congratulatory messages across platforms. Today, we received a cumulative audience of 110,000 participants from over 30 countries. Of this, 9500 users attended 6 live webinars on Intel® AI For Youth and Intel® Skills for Innovation with a total watch time of 2126 hours. These webinars covered topics ranging from addressing long-term AI Skills gaps, transforming educational practices to empower students to become the next generation of innovators and putting technology to the center of building advanced learning skills.

Access to all the keynotes, sessions by tech experts on AI, IOT, 5G, Privacy and Security; and the AI social impact project showcase area will be available till 6pm on 17 October 2020 at www.aiforyouth.org

Stay tuned for more updates from the All.ai Summit as we wrap up this week.