Microsoft MD meets AP CM to discuss ‘TV white spaces’ project

Microsoft Managing Director Anil Bhansali and his team called on Chief Minister here today at his camp office to discuss the launch of the ‘television white spaces’ project in Srikakulam.

‘TV white spaces’ is a technology which uses unused television spectrum to deliver low cost internet connectivity, the AP Information and Public Relations Department release issued here stated.

The AP CM interacted with students in

Voppangi,Singupuram, Fareedapeta and Sativada from his camp office in Vijayawada through Skype, the release said.

Naidu said that he envisioned the potential of ‘TV white spaces’ for last mile connectivity and the technology is being implemented for the first time ever in India in Andhra Pradesh, the release said.

The Microsoft MD also made a presentation on cloud-based machine learning solution which was built in collaboration with the AP’s Department of Education and the Chief Minister’s Office to help predict student drop-outs in order to make required interventions, which is the first such initiative by any state government in India, the release said.

The CM also said that machine learning has far reaching implications to gather insights and take corrective actions in various government departments, the release said.

Naidu said that data-driven decision making and use of cutting edge technologies would enable better governance, the release said.

Source: Microsoft MD meets AP CM to discuss ‘TV white spaces’ project

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