By Anvita Bajpai, Founder, SunvAI (Speaker Profile)
This talk would discuss what’s inside the Black-Box of ML/AI based systems; and — the speaker would take you through the journey of possible consciousness that software and systems would achieve in near future using ML — the step-by-step evolution of the same. It would also walk through the automation aspect, as a result of it – and then try understanding the underlying ML layer for making it happen. The information in DATA – its types and complexities associates, and methods and architecture for handling this information for enabling the stated possibilities. This session would also help you try understanding the challenges from enterprise perspective – specially ones, which have grown and evolved over years. What gaps between reality and technology they would have to face, and how to overcome them.
By Kirti Srivastava, Co-Founder, and CEO, PY Technologies (Speaker Profile)
Deep learning is a subfield of Machine learning (ML) that is continuously changing the world around us. From driverless cars, speech recognition computer vision to natural language processing, Deep learning is making everything possible. It has become the most discussed topic of Industry as well as academia and is affecting nearly all Industries. Deep learning (also known as deep structured learning or hierarchical learning) is part of a broader family of Machine learning methods based on learning data representations, as opposed to task-specific algorithms. Learning can be supervised, semi-supervised or unsupervised and it is inspired by the human brain and how it perceives information through the interaction of neurons.
The goal of this talk is to share amazing practical applications of Deep Learning that are being built by people across the world. It’s exciting to know about the opportunities that this field brings.
To apply Deep Learning, either as an individual practitioner or as an organization, we need to know two things:
By Dr. Subha P Eswaran, Senior Scientist and Chief Smart City Advisor, CRL-Bharat Electronics Limited (Speaker Profile)
IoT-Start-ups, AI/ML developers, Digital designers, Defense sectors
Thia talk would cover the basics concepts of IoT, Basics of ML. It is for IoT-Start-ups, AI/ML developers, Digital designers and people working in the defense sector to understand what IoT has to offer for the defense Industry
By Poonam J. Prasad, Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute-Nagpur, India (Speaker Profile)
Most of the cities of the worlds are facing the issue of pollution at a large scale, Indian cities are also on the list. Several monitoring and mitigation steps are being taken by the government and regulatory bodies for solving them but the issues remain the same and most of the time it is increasing day by day. Since this is the technology era where users and society use IT tools at large for issue resolution. Therefore, many researchers have already started to utilize the latest technological tool for solving environmental problems. Internet of Things(IoT) is one of the emerging tools where it can help the users and researchers to monitor the surrounding pollution condition on a real-time basis.
By Sattwati Kundu, Data Scientist, IBM (Speaker Profile)
Lately, smart devices have been synonymous with anything that’s enabled to be connected to the internet. However, we need to draw the line between the “things” in “Internet of Things” and the “services” that can be offered with the “things”. A “valuable service” is that can be a differentiator for enabling a smart building and energy optimiser, from any app-driven connected network of “things”. Question is, when do we call a service “valuable”?
Enabling system to be intelligent and pre-emptive rather than reactive becomes the first qualifying criteria for calling a service “valuable”. The differentiator that we are calling out is, the ability to decide from simple app-driven input-output system. We need to distinguish between switching the cooler remotely through app from cooler self-adjusting temperatures based on number of users in the room, outside weather conditions, time of the day and day of the year and even understanding the demographics of the occupants in some cases. Here comes the thinking version of “things”, i.e., Connected system of sensors powered by Machine learnt models to self-operate.
Key takeaways: Energy efficiency comes not only with smart apparatus and systems but also essentially increased use of alternative renewable sources of energy. Monitoring use of different energy sources also becomes vital to detect any fault in the system. Hence, a well-connected network of meters tracking energy usage is the backbone of smart building solutions. For buildings which are known to use 42% energy in western countries, IoT enabled systems can save up to 10-15% of annual energy cost and proactive maintenance can save 20-30% from of failures and downtime through Augmented Intelligence.
By Alex Jojo Joseph, Program Director, IBM (Speaker Profile)
Industry 4.0 drives collaboration and networking across the factory value chain for the increased ability to connect and manage devices; and for reason of near real-time data collection which leads to a whole lot of insights of what is happening. While this entire concept will enable the Enterprises to become better connected it will mean the traditional architecture to converge and flatten as solution providers port or re-write existing applications to run on top of IoT platforms. IoT enabled MES, sensors, instrumentation, controls, assets, and materials will be the new norm. In this context, new business models for Smarter Factories will be around descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics – which will be the difference maker. Smart Factories need to be designed with much resilience in planning, to ensure zero tolerance to disruption. IBM’s research driven IoT Solutions offer a wide range of AI models to drive cost savings and operational efficiency across the factory and its buildings value chain. For eg. Energy, being limited, and at the same time for being one of the major expense in any Industry, will need to be treasured for optimal (or sustainable) usage. This is another significant perspective of a Smarter Factory, which is driven from the context of Energy Optimization – again driven by the right use of AI models. The session is intended to discuss the strides which could be made, by using AI and IoT, in a factory space which is on the path to ‘smartness’ for the process and for the building.
By Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst, Insight Research (Speaker Profile)
SDN makes it simpler to roll-out services, while NFV makes it simpler to emulate network functions. Both technologies, while independent theoretically, go hand-in-hand due to their inherent synergies. What do these technologies mean for IoT? Do they make IoT implementation simpler? Is it more intuitive to monitor IoT setup in an SDN-enabled network? These questions are relevant as an evergrowing number of telecom operators globally, and even in India continue to steadily adopt SDN and NFV constructs in whole and in parts. There are some obvious synergies in terms of network design flexibility and rapid response to localized spurts in network resource demands that SDN/NFV facilitate and IoT setups require. These benefits cannot be looked on in isolation as SDN and NFV implementations face formidable challenges such as product solidity and telco apprehensions. This presentation will look at the pros and cons beckoning the co-existence of IoT and software defined and virtualized network functions and networks themselves. The presentation will include case studies detailing telco approaches to accommodate IoT in SDN/NFV environments. It is pertinent to note that Insight Research is deeply engaged with various aspects of SDN and NFV market forecasts. The presentation will also draw relevant metrics from the quantitative market research conducted by Insight Research on these topics.
By George Ukkuru, Head of Quality Engineering, UST Global (Speaker Profile)
Although Test Automation is not a new, many retailers are struggling to test POS systems successfully . Automating applications that have hardware interfaces say Point of Sale is quite challenging. For example, the manual Intervention poses a major automation challenge and human elements such as cashier activity are dynamic in nature. POS generally Interfaces with multiple applications with diverse configurations and different technologies and cover scenarios like managing returns, exchanges, discounts and different payment platforms. The numerous multiple interactive test cases increase the challenge and the complexity. To overcome these challenges on has to development a solution that will comprise of KVM Switches, Automation tools, Microcontrollers, Robotic Arms to automate tests.. Automating the test process for POS system will address many issues including Increased Time to Market / Cost complex integrations and reducing manual testing effort will enable the businesses to meet the key test objectives and increase the throughput of releases to production.
By Abu Kurian, Head of Communications – *astTECS (Speaker Profile)
With constant advancements in telephony around us, one field that has stagnated or made only a little improvement in development is the call centre environment. These workhorses of the modern world that employ millions of people worldwide can be thought of like the unsung heroes of our time. Now the question arises how did machine learning come into a call centre environment. Is it going to replace the jobs done by humans? The answer is NO. It helps humans work more effectively. At astTECS we have developed the call centre solution that will bring about the next big leap. By helping call centres to monitor the calls using our set of applications, we bring about constant performance monitoring to all agents present in the call centre. This gives floor managers a better view of what’s happening and gets into only those cases where the system raises a red flag. Showing how we can use machine learning to optimise processes that were once thought to be as efficient as possible is the real cherry on top for machine learning enthusiast. We try to find these solutions that help machines and humans work side by side and learn how to make our lives easier. The software development detects silence and shouts in the given voice file. These use multiple models that will be bought up and explained during the seminar. Another application of the software is keyword detection. For instance, if an organisation requires that every employee says a certain greeting at the beginning of a call and is not allowed to use a certain group of words during the call. it is almost impossible for the call centre to enforce this by checking each call manually. A list of keywords can be presented and we will train the system to detect those words in the audio file and raise flags. Live demo of the whole application will be presented along with examples for better understanding.