AI-Based Predictive Tools by IIT-Madras to help Army detect stone pelters in Jammu & Kashmir


Students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras have developed an artificial intelligence-based technology which can predict crowd behavior. They have decided to offer this tool to the army for possible use in J&K to deal with stone pelters who attack security forces.

“Using action recognition algorithms, crowd density maps and analysis of live images coming in from CCTV cameras, it is possible to predict abnormal events including stone pelting. We think it could help the Indian Army that faces such attacks regularly in J&K,” the student executive head, Centre for Innovation, IIT-Madras, S Raghav Vaidyanathan stated.

Army Technology Seminar-2019 which was recently held in New Delhi saw the participation of four of the IIT Madras students who were part of this project. This programme aims at indigenous solutions to military needs. A group of army officers will soon be traveling to Chennai to take stock of the different solutions offered by IIT Madras. (AIR)