SIH-2020: Pune’s Defence Institute of Advanced Technology wins Smart India Hackathon

Pune's Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), an autonomous organisation under DRDO, won the first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020. DIAT student team 'Age of Ultron' won ₹1 lakh for solving problem statement MS331 in software category posed by the Madhya Pradesh government.

Pune-based Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has won the main prize in the Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020, a national-level digital product building competition.

The Defense Ministry, in an announcement, said DIAT’s group of six individuals gave an answer named “DRISHTI” to recognize face, expression, and motion using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The group drove by Dr. Sunita Dhavale, won the main prize of Rs 1 lakh “for tackling issue explanation MS331 in the class of programming presented by the Madhya Pradesh government”, it said.

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DIAT is a regarded college under the service’s Department of Defense Research and Development.

G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defense Research and Development has saluted the DIAT Team on winning the honour for a back to back the second time.

The SIH-2020 is a 36-hour constant computerized item fabricating rivalry for programming version sorted out together by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and All India Council for Technical Education, the announcement said.

It was sorted out between August 1 and 3 at Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology in Greater Noida.