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Cough against COVID can increase testing capacity by 43%

Cough against COVID can increase testing capacity by 43%

So far, almost 1 million people have died as a result of contracting COVID-19. And over 30 million have contracted the disease already. Across the world, countries are recording a renewed spike in cases. The solution to controlling the pandemic, as suggested by healthcare experts around the world, is to…
Small space, big solution

Small space, big solution

We work with cotton farmers. Not only is cotton one of the biggest cash crops in the world it is also plagued with its own risks. Over the past few years, pests ravage farms, destroying, at times, over 50% of the total yield. Farmers are at a loss. Traditional methods…
We ran a pilot remotely, in the midst of a pandemic. It worked

We ran a pilot remotely, in the midst of a pandemic. It worked

  Running through treacle. It’s the best way to describe March. Everything was an effort. Getting the most basic message across took time. For the products and programs team, it felt like any effort was wasted. And they almost gave up.  In March, the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence was…
Agri crisis deepens as Coronavirus sweeps India

Agri crisis deepens as Coronavirus sweeps India

  Farmers in Wardha, a town a few dozen kilometres from Nagpur, have heard of social distancing. They may not all be literate but they know that they have to wear masks. Most pharmacies have run out of masks but these farmers make do. How? They have fashioned masks from…
Learnings from the lockdown: Invest in farmers to make agriculture supply chain uninterrupted

Learnings from the lockdown: Invest in farmers to make agriculture supply chain uninterrupted

The United Nations has warned that COVID-19 could possibly trigger a global food shortage. In India, despite there being clear instructions from the government, the current lockdown has clogged the agriculture supply chain. There are reports of trucks stuck in queues at entry points of cities waiting for passes. The…
Cough Against COVID

Cough Against COVID

We are announcing the launch of a global data-crowdsourcing and open-innovation initiative to try and build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that uses cough sounds, symptoms, and other contextual information to screen for possible COVID-19 infection.
Lesson 2/6: Solution. Not Product.

Lesson 2/6: Solution. Not Product.

Find out why, at Wadhwani AI, we don’t stop asking whether an AI-based solution is possible and whether it can potentially make a big difference, and learn more about the roles of Programs and AI Research in our innovation process.
6 lessons for AI product managers and designers solving global challenges

6 lessons for AI product managers and designers solving global challenges

If you are a product manager, designer, engineer, or researcher dreaming of building AI products to address the world’s toughest challenges, here are some lessons from our work at Wadhwani AI that you may find useful.
Dr. P. Anandan Offers Closing Remarks at the Mint Visionaries Event with Bill Gates

Dr. P. Anandan Offers Closing Remarks at the Mint Visionaries Event with Bill Gates

Watch our CEO, Dr. P. Anandan, offer his closing remarks at the very first Mint Visionaries event (with Bill Gates, Rishad Premji, and Amitabh Kant) in New Delhi a few days ago.
Wadhwani AI has officially been named as the Artificial Intelligence Partner for the Central Tuberculosis Division of India

Wadhwani AI has officially been named as the Artificial Intelligence Partner for the Central Tuberculosis Division of India

Wadhwani AI will collaborate with the CTD using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to meet the goal of ending the threat of tuberculosis in India by 2025.