ARTPARK : Creating a better world with inclusive AI & Robotics revolution
ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park, www.artpark.in) is a section 8 company (Not for profit), promoted by IISc with support from AI foundry and a seed grant of 230 cr from Department Of Science and Technology under NM-ICPS and Govt. of Karnataka, created to bring Global Industry, Academia, Society and Govt. together for leapfrog innovations in AI & Robotics. ARTPARK is deeply committed to creating quality of life impact for billions in developing world with AI & Robotics revolution.
XraySetu is AI driven Xray interpretation for early intervention via WhatsApp, built together at ARTPARK, Niramai & IISc. We saw that in COVID wave 2, owing to delay in diagnosis, patients were turning up late in hospital with low oxygen levels and succumbing quickly, specially in rural India, where 65% of India's 1.3bn population lives. Unfortunately, out of 10,000+ radiologists active in India, 90% of them are in urban places. This prompted us to build XraySetu, targeting doctors in rural India. Xray setu helps in early lung disease identification which are not easily discernible to untrained eyes in rural settings. We are currently having 300+ doctors in rural areas use the first version of our Pilot for early intervention especially in COVID-19 cases via WhatsApp & Telegram chat groups, where RTPCR is awaited/ suspected false negative and/or CT imaging is unavailable. Built on the back of 125000 Xray images data over last 10 months, our AI algorithms are working even with low resolution Xray images to aid quick intervention by the Doctors. Now we are looking to scale this through a simple XraySetu WhatsApp Chatbot to help precious lives in these dire times in Rural India. Checkout www.xraysetu.com and try the XraySetu Beta, specially if you are a doctor working in rural India.
We believe in moving forward the key technology milestones in AI & Robotics in a "Mission Mode" model. We look for the intersection of societal scale impact, economic sustainability and technology challenges in choosing our problems.
Avtaar robotics allows emotive robotic nurses such as "Asha" to transport healthcare professionals' skills across the globe. Connecting avatar robots to remote human workflows with 5G & Wifi 6 can create jobs in the developing world.
Bhasha Setu will allow privacy-preserving collection, sharing and analytics of language data to drive AI/ML research for usage of Indic languages (including Kannada) in natural human interactions in AI, robotics, autonomous systems and their various applications in healthcare, retail, governance, education, mobility, agriculture, smart cities and others.
Drone Skyways, roads in the skies for autonomous drones, just like we have roads on the ground.We are building the open standards for such drone-skyways.
ARTPARK is an autonomous section-8, not-for-profit company, a joint initiative of IISc and AIfoundry, seed-funded by DST (Department of Science and Technology ) and GoK (Government of Karnataka). It is currently incubated at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems at IISc.
Indian Institute of Science
Founded in 1909, IISc is the oldest research university in India. QS World University rankings ranked IISc second in the world in terms of citations per faculty. With more 2000+ PhD students, it has one of the largest AI & Robotics research clusters in India.
AI foundry is a venture studio building "idea to impact" AI innovation ecosystem for creating leapfrog companies for next 6bn people, out of India. ARTPARK is initiated and supported by AI foundry in a Public-private partnership with IISc.
Department of Science and Technology
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a department within the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. It plays the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting Scientific and Technological activities in the country.
Government of Karnataka
Govt. of Karnataka is supporting ARTPARK with a seed grant as part of its initiative to grow a leading AI & Robotics cluster in Karnataka with a vision of Karnataka being the first "Data Swarna state".
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