Hyderabad academy to train public officials fight cybercrime; M&M using AI bot to detect employee mood

Hyderabad academy to train public officials fight cybercrime; M&M using AI bot to detect employee mood
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23 Jul, 2019

Government officials will be trained to fight cybercrime at a new academy. Mahindra & Mahindra wants to know if its employees are happy, and IITians develop an app to help the elderly.

Telecom department to establish cyber academy for govt officials

The department of telecommunications’ engineering wing, Telecommunications Consultants of India (TCIL), is planning to establish a cyber academy at Hyderabad, The Economic Times reported.

The planned academy's main objective will be to train government officials to deal with cybercrime.

The Digital India programme aims to encourage technology-driven initiatives in day-to-day processes and help public officials use digital infrastructure.

The government is planning an initial investment sum of Rs 5 crore ($724,695 at the current exchange rate) for the project.

The telecom department's consultancy wing has partnered with Cisco, Juniper and some US-based universities to structure the course content and curriculum, the report said.

Earlier this month, a Google-backed initiative led by the Data Security Council of India concluded a series of workshops for training law enforcement officials dealing with cybercrime investigations.

M&M to deploy AI to gauge mood of employees

Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is in the pilot phase of implementing an enterprise-wide artificial intelligence (AI)-driven bot to detect the mood of its employees, The Economic Times reported.

Called ‘Mood-o-meter’, the AI-powered device will be programmed to interact with employees, asking them questions to determine their emotional disposition and temperament, the report said.

If an employee’s responses are deemed worrisome by the bot, it will notify the concerned manager who will then interact with the employee.

IITians develop AI-powered app for the elderly

A group of second-year students from IIT-Kharagpur has developed an app to help caregivers connect with geriatric patients, The Indo-Asian News Service reported

Using neural networks, the CARE4U app calls emergency services in case of an accident and even shares the patient’s location.

The app assists users in performing other tasks like making calls, text messaging and booking cabs, the report said.