AI Symposium

HYDERABAD: Did Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) avert a repeat of last year’s heat wave tragedy? Telangana’s IT Secretary Jayesh Rajan attributed few deaths this year to an SMS alerts service the state launched this summer. Speaking at a day-long symposium on AI at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) here on Saturday, Mr. Ranjan said the state used weather data to identify around 200 micro-climate zones to forecasts which places would be hit by heat wave in a timeframe of 15 days. Up on identifying such zones, the citizens, hospitals and others organizations that can help citizens were provided heat wave alerts, which in turn helped lower the number of deaths, he said. “Last year, the state witnessed 441 deaths due to heat wave. This year…

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