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Intel AI centre at work on tools to cut road mishaps
Intel is working on solutions to reduce road accidents and enhance its datasets for driving conditions in India at its artificial intelligence research centre, in collaboration with the government and IIIT-Hyderabad, its country head told ET.

“So, we are looking at national-level problems and population scale data for now. We will look at solutions in the area of smart mobility, because we see 17 deaths every hour in India due to road accidents,” Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India and vice-president, Data Platforms Group, Intel told ET in an interview. “And, that’s why smart mobility is very critical for us.”

Intel India has set up an applied AI research centre jointly with the Telangana state government, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The research centre would focus on image recognition classification and healthcare data processing, Rai said.

Intel and IIIT-Hyderabad collaborated to build the world’s first open dataset of driving conditions in India and launched it globally in 2018.

The research centre will expand driving dataset and determine applications in Indian context. The dataset can alert drivers about road conditions to reduce accidents.