Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced the winners of the first edition of its HumAIn, a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) contest for engineering students across India. TCS organized the contest to encourage innovation among students and give them hands-on experience in artificial intelligence, said a release from the company.
HumAIn, according to TCS, witnessed participation by over 30,000 students from over 1,000 colleges across India. Participants went through three different levels of online quizzes, came up with a solution for a real-life problem using artificial intelligence/ machine learning and presented a demo of their solution to qualify for the finale.
Of the 20 contestants who qualified for the grand finale, the winners are:
Winner – Aakash Kamlesh Tripathi, Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad
Runner-up – Sneh R Mehta, SS Agarwal College of Engineering and Technology, Navsari
Second Runner-up – Harshit Sharma, IIT Jodhpur
“Cognitive decision-making enabled by AI and machine learning is helping enterprises reimagine their business models,” said PR Krishnan, global head, EIA and AI. “HumAIn 2019 offers students an opportunity to explore and embrace AI. We congratulate the winners for the high-quality solutions they presented and wish all participants very bright future careers in technology.”
The grand finale was graced by Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist and Vice President, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology as the Chief Guest.
The winner was awarded a grand prize of Rs 3 lakh and was given the title ‘The Young Super Brain of AI’. The First and Second Runners-up received Rs 2 and Rs 1 lakh respectively. All the 20 finalists were given provisional offers to join TCS.