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These 5 startups are making the most of AI to solve social problems

These 5 startups are making the most of AI to solve social problems

In the past decade, artificial intelligence has scaled into every possible field.

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SwissCognitiveFormer Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, who announced his startup Vianai Systems a few weeks ago, recently stated, “ Over the next 20 to 25 years, AI is going to be ‘a very, very big disruptor’ for Indian society because what one is seeing now in terms of automation and job losses due to automation is just the beginning .”

In the past five years, artificial intelligence has taken a huge leap in providing complex solutions and data. Be it facial recognition on high-end phones, or healthcare where it aids doctors analyse complex medical data to diagnose patients. Artificial Intelligence AI’s profound tentacles have now reached social sectors too. Entrepreneurs with expertise in AI have come up with staggering solutions to address issues in agriculture, sanitation, clean drinking water, and other socially relevant issues.

Having said that, the number of startups in the field of AI-based solutions has also skyrocketed. According to a news report, a study by tech giant Accenture stated that AI has the potential to add $957 billion, or 15 percent of current gross value added, to India’s economy by 2035 . Here are a few startups that are using AI for the betterment of mankind. Blue Sky Analytics

Climate change is a cause of concern the world over. Over the years, with the growth in industries and extreme pollution across cities, global warming has led to a huge meltdown in polar caps.

However, startups like Blue Sky Analytics, a Gurugram-based space tech startup, cofounded by Abhilasha Purwar and Kshitij Purwar, is providing high-resolution and high-frequency environmental data to global stakeholders using its in-house proprietary AI-enabled solutions.

Blue Sky Analytics is a geospatial data intelligence startup, leveraging satellite data with IoT to provide accessible, high resolution, high frequency and near real-time data. The startup is on a mission to combat the menace of air pollution and enable informed decision making.

Blue Sky Analytics provides its users contextualised air quality information, real-time air quality data with next three-day predictions, long time series historical data (five years), comparing air quality of multiple stations, user engagement via gamification, news aggregator, etc.

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