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The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon at 28 centres across India

The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon at 28 centres across India
The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon at 28 centres across India

Smart India Hackathon 2018 started on 30th March, with the participation of more 1 lakh students. The students are participating from 28 centres across the country.

Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Praksh Javadekar declared the Hackathon open at the Delhi centre of SIH 2018. The event has been jointly organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Persistant Systems and i4C.

About 1300 teams are participating to evolve software solutions to 340 problems given by the different Ministries/Departments and State Governments.

The Chairperson of AICTE Prof. Anil informed that Smart India Hackathon which began in 2017 only has shown amazing development in terms of involvement of Students and Ministries. In the last Hackathon, the number of students was 40,000 which have risen to 1 lakh this time.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting who is participating for the first time in Smart India Hackathon 2018 has given the following problem statements:

  1. Comprehensive / Intelligent Video Analytics solution required for live-streaming as well as pre-recorded videos
  2. Online access to classified archival storage using an App
  3. Tool required to get real-time logs of internet advertisements
  4. Tool required to get real-time logs of airwave broadcast of radio spots
  5. Tool required which can match photographs as per the specifications of DAVP
  6. Make geotagging of photos work in offline mode as well
  7. Identify potential breaking news based on social media chatter (twitter, Facebook etc.)
  8. System to analyze a news video or news audio clipping
  9. Sentiments analysis using social media responses for a particular program
  10. System to translate spoken words from a recording (Video/Audio) and generate a transcript in multiple Indian Languages
  11. Generate closed captioning sub-titles of spoken words in various Indian Languages during a live broadcast
  12. Design an intelligent algorithm leveraging Big-Data/AI/Machine-Learning techniques that can learn from user viewing behaviour
  13. Design a low-cost add-on module to DD Free Dish Set Top boxes that will enable interactivity between a Mobile App and the Set Top Box
  14. Design an innovative Mobile App User Interface that can replace a TV remote
  15. Design an innovative user interface for a Mobile App that would intuitively and seamlessly allow the App User to browse the entire catalog of AIR streams
  16. Develop a tool or system that can listen to a radio broadcast tuned to a certain frequency on the airwaves and live stream the same as an Internet stream

The brainstorming to find the solution to above problems will continue for 36 hours. Based on the performance top 3 teams will be selected and awarded by the Ministry of I& B. 

Winning team will get a prize of Rs. 1 lac, first runner-up Rs. 75,000 and second runner-up Rs. 50,000. Total prize money at all the 28 centres is Rs. 63 Lacs.

MHRD is also engaging with Department of Science and Technology (DST) to ensure that selected teams from SIH2018 could be supported by Atal Innovation Mission (NITI Ayog), Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) as Start-ups.

Image Source: https://innovate.mygov.in/ministry_state/students_innovations/

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