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Google for India 2022: Agriculture to Health, AI to Make Indians’ Life Better, Says Tech Giant

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The 8th edition of Google For India, aimed at discussing the road map to make India’s digital economy more inclusive, helpful and safer for every Indian, was launched on Monday in the presence of Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai said: “We are working on one powerful AI model which can bring information across thousands of languages… AGRICULTURE AND HEALTHCAREManish Gupta said the tech giant was working on a model to help identify the agricultural land to boost digital agriculture in the country.

The 8th edition of Google For India, aimed at discussing the road map to make India’s digital economy more inclusive, helpful and safer for every Indian, was launched on Monday in the presence of Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.

Pichai said: “We are working on one powerful AI model which can bring information across thousands of languages…AI will end up playing a powerful role in getting the rich responses.”

“There are multiple areas in which AI is going to make a significant difference. Agriculture is one such, bridging the language gap is another, and then making credit accessible to the people at the bottom of the development cycle,” said Vaishnaw.

Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice-President of Google India, and Manish Gupta, Director of Research at Google India, were among the speakers at the event in Delhi, which was live-streamed on YouTube.

In his opening speech, Sanjay Gupta spoke about India’s technological growth and how AI helps the world accomplish the digital transformation journey, adding that “technology can make everyone’s life better”.

AGRICULTURE AND HEALTHCARE

Manish Gupta said the tech giant was working on a model to help identify the agricultural land to boost digital agriculture in the country. This landscape understanding model was developed in Bengaluru and it is being piloted in Telangana. It can recognise both natural and artificial water bodies as well as fields. The model will also be able to identify events that happened in the fields, like when the crop was sown.

Manish Gupta also elaborated on how Google is working on the healthcare section. He said that sometimes it can be difficult to read handwritten prescriptions, so Google is using AI to make that easy. However, the company is still perfecting this solution.

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