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Two teams from India have reached the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2021

Two teams from India have reached the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2021

Two teams from India have reached the finals of Microsoft’s 2021 Imagine cup competition. The event is an annual innovation contest that is held for technology enthusiasts and students. Names of the qualified teams were announced on Wednesday, and the winners of the challenge will receive a cash prize of $75,000 along with the opportunity to be mentored by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. The two qualified teams from India are ‘Intelli-Sense’ from VIT and ‘Detectd’ from GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur. Microsoft has reported that Intelli-Sense’s work is focused on creating solutions for people will low vision whereas, Detectd’s solution is aimed at countering deepfakes.

Members of the Intelli-Sense team were Yogeeshwar S, Venkat Ragavan, Vishwath Kumar B S, and Tarun Hariharan, whose solutions were created using cloud technology and AI, which will help people with visual impairment click images of objects in their surroundings. This would help the visually impaired person to perceive their environment. Members of the Detectd team are Yash Moharir, Rishita Mishra, Atharva Peshkar, and Atharva Khedkar, whose solutions involve methods to combat fake news and disinformation. This solution will make use of websites to detect forgeries and also verify images to check for deepfakes. The event had received 353 entries, and where the top four teams would receive $10,000 each.


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