Odisha techie’s AI device helped Nobel winner | Bhubaneswar News

BERHANPUR: The Nobel peace prize awarded to United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has a powerful Odisha join by means of a 32-year-old Google worker from Rourkela.
Pranav Khaitan, an alumnus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Rourkela, performed a outstanding position within the tie-up between Google and WFP to develop a man-made intelligence (AI) device to alleviate starvation and supply speedy reduction to victims in battle zones.
When the partnership between Google and WFP was cast in 2018, California-based Khaitan, a senior engineering lead at Google Research, was confronted with only one query — methods to use AI to cut back international starvation.
Along with a 10-member staff, Khaitan developed an AI-based device that might assess catastrophe injury inside 24 to 72 hours and guarantee well timed and efficient supply of support to the affected individuals. “I feel deeply fortunate to have contributed to the noble mission of eradicating global hunger,” Khaitan instructed TOI over the telephone from California.
“The technology we developed has already been in use in at least five countries, including Mexico and Indonesia, over the past two years. It has been used to deliver assistance at the time of natural disasters like earthquakes and cyclones. In India, however, it is yet to be used,” he defined.
Khaitan, who has led R&D in AI, graduated from NIT in 2009.


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