Can Artificial Intelligence transform the healthcare sector and drive the growth of smart cities? Yes… iHUB Shoolini emphasised this at the two-day ‘Hackathon’ focusing on AI in Healthcare 4.0, Industry 4.0, and Smart Cities. The event was held recently in collaboration with iHUB DivyaSampark, Technology Innovation Hub – a joint initiative of the DST, Government of India and IIT Roorkee.
iHUB Shoolini Coordinator Prof Deepak Kumar introduced the audience to the iHUB and the objectives of the Hackathon. He highlighted the agreement signed by Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla and iHUB DivyaSampark CEO Manish Anand to establish iHUB Shoolini.
In his presentation, Professor Deepak emphasised incorporating modern technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, telemedicine, wearable systems, AR and VR, mobile health apps, data analysis, and smart living. He also highlighted the significance of government initiatives such as ‘Make in India, Skill India’, and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in supporting the implementation of Samarth Udyog Bharat 4.0.
During the event, Shoolini University Chancellor Prof PK Khosla talked about the significance of innovation and the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Further, Faculty of Engineering Dean Prof Virender Rihani gave a presentation on the fundamental concepts of AI and its various applications.
Renowned professors from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, delivered two expert talks. IQAC Director Prof Pawan Kumar Dhar spoke about the use of AI in healthcare, while Prof Ram Sagar Mishra from JNU talked about the history and application of AI in drug discovery. Following the expert talks, students shared their innovative ideas regarding the application of AI in healthcare, industry, and smart cities.
Expert judges from diverse fields such as pharma, AI, CSE, and biotechnology evaluated the presentations. Students from various departments, including the School of AI, Computer Sciences, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agriculture, and Pharmacy attended the event.
Concluding the event, Prof Pankaj Vaidya delivered the vote of thanks. The Hackathon brought together innovative ideas and groundbreaking possibilities of AI in healthcare and its contribution to the development of smart cities.