An international hackathon on artificial intelligence concluded at Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Engineering and Technology with a communication system developed and implemented for visually challenged persons to get their voice converted to braille texts automatically getting the first prize. This was bagged by Kritika Agrawal and Sujith Sivasankar of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering.

1140 students in 378 teams from 46 universities and colleges from eight Indian states and three other countries Germany, Bangladesh and Afghanistan participated in the hackathon virtually, said Prof. V.Raju, Provast SRET of Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.

Speaking on the occasion Dr.P.V.Vijayaraghavan, Vice Chancellor said that with artificial intelligence the healthcare industry can overcome the shortage of key medical personnel like neuro surgeons who can help operate on any critical patient worldwide from his place. Similarly doctors can monitor critical care patients worldwide and the services of the best medical professionals can be provided to patients through artificial intelligence.