Smart India Hackathon 2020: The Pune-based Defense Institute for Advanced Technology (DIAT) won first prize in the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020, a national competition to build digital products.
The Department of Defense said in a statement that the six-member DIAT team provided a solution called “DRISHTI” to recognize face, expression, and gesture using artificial intelligence (AI).
The team led by Dr. Sunita Dhavale won the first prize of Rs 1 lakh “for solving the MS331 problem in the category of software provided by the Madhya Pradesh government”.
DIAT is a recognized university of the Ministry of Defense Research and Development.
G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Research and Development, congratulated the DIAT team for winning the award for the second time in a row.
The SIH-2020 is a 36-hour non-stop competition for the development of digital products for the software edition, which is organized jointly by the Ministry of Personnel Development and the All India Council for Technical Education.
It was organized between August 1st and 3rd at the Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology in Greater Noida.