‘Artificial intelligence helped minimise heat wave deaths’

SMS alert service launched this summer helped in this regard: Jayesh Ranjan Did Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) avert a repeat of last year’s heat wave tragedy? Telangana’s IT Secretary Jayesh Rajan attributed few deaths this year to an SMS alert service the State launched this summer. Symposium Speaking at a day-long symposium on AI at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) here on Saturday, Mr. Ranjan said the State used weather data to identify around 200 micro-climate zones to forecast which places would be hit by heat wave in a timeframe of 15 days. Up on identifying such zones, the citizens, hospitals and others organisations that can help citizens were provided heat wave alerts, which in turn helped lower the number of deaths, he said. “Last…


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