AI for Youth Symposium Sets Records, Inspires Young Innovators

Rahul Jaikrishna and Kushaagra Ajmera put the skills they learned in their school’s AI for Youth program to create Cyber Detective. It’s an app that harnesses machine learning algorithms to detect tell-tale patterns of cyber-bulling in students’ online diaries. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

By Anantha Shanmugam, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Intel India and Shweta Khurana, APJ Director, Global Partnerships & Initiatives Group, Intel 

What a week this has been for AI in India. Between the four-day All.ai Summit and the five-day AI for Youth Virtual Symposium, Intel India and partners in government, business and academia have launched a new applied AI research center, released two research reports on the impacts of AI on road safety and the Indian labor market, and set a Guinness World Records™ for most users to take an online artificial intelligence lesson in 24 hours — and the AI for Youth Virtual Symposium isn’t over yet!

We are thrilled by the amazing interest from around the world. Over the past 4 days, the virtual symposium was joined by more than 110,000 people from 67 countries and confirmed the Guinness World Records™ setting, the symposium has provided attendees with a robust curriculum on AI, IoT, 5G, privacy and security, including keynotes, guest experts from Intel and other companies, and a showcase area where youth participants have shared 15 AI social impact projects.

In the past, AI for Youth projects have leveraged the power of AI to solve real-world challenges with innovative apps meant to connect students with highly skilled tutors and to reduce energy waste by using computer vision to toggle device power supply when not in use. These projects are a testament to the ingenuity of today’s youth and to the potential for AI to make a positive impact on society. We look forward to seeing how attendees of this year’s AI for Youth Virtual Symposium implement their knowledge for social good.

Access to all the keynotes, sessions, and AI social impact showcase area will be available until 6 PM on 17 October 2020 at www.aiforyouth.org.