The student was M Shwetha, a fourth year student of the M.Sc (Software Systems) at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College.
She had developed a dam model and figured out how the replica could help prevent loss of life and property in the event of a violation.
A dam is the bottom on the periphery of natural waters that protects people from water flowing into the adjacent areas. If there is a break in the embankment, it can result in loss of life and property, Shwetrha said at the hackathon.
This danger can be warded off when it is known when the next violation will occur, she said.
Machine learning enables students to study and predict the pattern of violations and help the government with preventive measures. Supporting residents in photographing embankments and uploading them to the portal, as well as information about violations, can help prevent natural disasters in good time, the student said.
Modi greeted them with a ‘vanakkam’ and asked Shwetha to prepare a training model for embankments and to submit the idea and presentation to the Central Water Commission for implementation.
Another student from PSG College of Technology, M Kundan, explained his work in security and surveillance and demonstrated a chatbot that he designed to bring public complaints to a police station without physically going there. Currently, many people do not report crimes related to stigma and fear of going to police stations, and the application could be useful here, he said.
The Prime Minister proposed Kundan to develop the chatbot in all regional languages, as ordinary people can use technology.
The Chairman and Executive Trustee of Sri Krishna Institutions S Malarvizhi, whose CEO Dr. K. Sundararaman and Director Dr. J. Janet was present at the meeting. The Sri Krishna institutions are the only node center in Tamil Nadu that has been selected to interact with the Prime Minister.