Artificial Intelligence Current Affairs - 2020

Captain Arjun: The Robot launched by Railway Protection Force

The Railway Protection Force recently launched a Robot called “Captain Arjun”. ARJUN is Always be Responsible and Just Use to be Nice.

Highlights

The robot Captain Arjun was launched to intensify screening and surveillance at the railway stations. It was launched by the Railway Protection Force operating under Central Railways

About the robot

The robot will screen the passengers while they board the trains. It will also keep a watch on anti-social elements. The robot can be deployed for multiple uses and is an effective element that will operate under the station access controls. Captain Arjun will also increase the security plans of the railway stations.

The robot is equipped with PTZ camera, motion sensor and one Dome camera. The cameras installed in the robot uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms to track antisocial activities and suspicious activities.

Also, the robot has an inbuilt motion activated spot light, siren and internal storage to record data during network failures. The robot does thermal screening and also record the temperature of the passengers. It also displays the recorded temperature on a digital display.

Artificial Intelligence: GoI launches National Test Abhyas

The Ministry Human Resources Development recently launched a new mobile application called “National Test Abhyas”.

Highlights

The mobile application was developed by the National Testing Agency. The application will help the candidates to take mock tests for exams such as JEE Mains, NEET, etc. The application is powered by Artificial Intelligence and therefore the students will get instant results after taking the tests.

The application also aims to help the candidates take high quality mock tests from their homes. It is currently available in Android and iOS versions.

The main aim of the application is to help students during closure of educational institutions.

Significance

The JEE Mains exam is to be conducted between July 18 and July 23 and the NEET exam is to be conducted on July 26. Thus, the application will help the students at larger level.

National Testing Agency

The National Testing Agency conducts the competitive exams in the country. This includes JEE, GATE, NEET, GPAT, UGC, CAT, NET, etc. It was established under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. The NTA is an autonomous organization.