New Delhi, 23rd February 2018: Accenture was announced as a winner in “Mobile App for Social Good” category for its artificial intelligence-powered innovation “Drishti” at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017 event, honoring the best innovations in the ICT domain in India. Accenture received the recognition at the 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards at NDMC Convention Center, New Delhi.
Aegis Graham Bell has been promoting innovations and entrepreneurship in Telecom, Data Science, Smart City Solution, Cyber Security, Digital India, Cloud and Mobility. AGBA has been rewarding those who made outstanding contribution in these fields since 7 years with a vision to foster and stimulate innovators, for India to become a nucleus of innovations.
Technologies like artificial intelligence can play a lead role in augmenting humans, and Drishti is a solution where AI is helping visually challenged people lead an empowered life. Developed by Accenture Labs, Drishti provides smart phone-based assistance using AI technologies such as image recognition, natural language processing and natural language generation capabilities to describe the environment of visually impaired persons, helping them experience the world around them and be more productive in the workplace.
“We are pleased to receive the Aegis Graham Bell Award in the ‘Mobile App for Social Good’ category. Accenture’s work in developing Drishti is an example of how technologies will play a lead role in transforming opportunities for people and society, and our commitment to building an inclusive and productive workplace,” said Sanjay Podder, Managing Director, Accenture Labs.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com
The Aegis Graham Bell Award is the largest innovation award for the ICT domain in India. The Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecommunication has established the Aegis Graham Bell Award as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Alexander Graham Bell. This Award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of Telecom, Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud, and Security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions by the innovators. The Award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE), Convergence India and Deloitte as a knowledge partner.
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