The multi-campus Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in partnership with Innovation Incubator, recently organised the first edition of Artificial Intelligence Hackathon at its Bengaluru campus. The event witnessed participation from more than 14 teams comprising 60 students enrolled in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech. and MBA courses.
The winner of the one-week Artificial Intelligence Hackathon was Team Geekolution, led by Anwar Nadaf, Bhushan Jawre, Sushmitha R, E.Vaan Amuthu and Vishvesh Pathak. The team focused on healthcare doctor note summarisation. The team was given with a dataset of patient notes generated by various doctors and the notes need to be converted into proper patient summary files according to the format specified by the client. The team developed the solution using advanced AI and ML techniques and the judging team appreciated their effort for optimising the solution.
Students participated in the hackathon to solve real AI problems in healthcare, real estate, agriculture, fashion, and automotive sectors. They were guided by Innovation Incubator AI, tech and industry experts during the hackathon. Headquartered in New York with employees in several states of USA and in India, Innovation Incubator group of companies, offers the AI entrepreneurs launch pad.
Comments Dr. Sriram Devanathan, principal of Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, “A common lament of current times is the industry-academic gap. Hackathons have proven to be an effective way of bridging this gap, while at the same time offering excitement, learning, and upskilling all at the same time. This has also become a great way for the industry to identify talent directly and closely suited to their needs. I am sure that the current hackathon event will prove to be of immense value simultaneously to our students, to Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, and to IIC.”
Sreekar Pai, vice president, Innovation Incubator Advisory Pvt Ltd., said, “We are excited to partner with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to organise and run this industry focused hackathon. The collaboration with Amrita is the next chapter of our FutureTalent program. We have made a difference in the lives of more than 900 fresh graduates in India and abroad for the past seven years. The program has hands-on training, peer programming and in-person mentorships to create a truly unique value proposition for the students and the universities we partner with”
Innovation Incubator FutureTalent programme has enabled hundreds of students and graduates to start-off at the right step, with the right resources to make them industry ready. The programme has had a measurable impact on the group, portfolio companies, key clients and partners by attracting the right talent, nurturing them, and transforming them to be productive and resourceful. The Future Talent programme has been running an industry-ready, hands-on curriculum that acts as an extension of their academics and builds the students with the right skill sets, and mindset for the job requirements of the market. The programme has special focus on in-demand skills in AI/ML, Metaverse, Blockchain, Full Stack Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Product Management, DevOps, and UX Design.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is an NAAC accredited multi-campus, multidisciplinary institution of eminence. Headquartered in Coimbatore, the university boasts six campuses in three states – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. To learn more, visit http://www.amrita.edu.Posted in Campus, News