Assam govt schools to have AI attendance system soon

Soon, all government schools in Assam will have an AI-based attendance system

The system has been installed in all elementary, secondary and higher secondary schools

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When government schools re-open in Assam after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, attendance will be done through an Arificial Intelligence (AI)-based system, replacing the present manual system.

RailTel, a central public sector enterprise has already installed the AI-based Identification System for Capturing Attendance and Management of SDMIS (Student Database Management Information System) for all 48,000 government schools across Assam. 

"The AI system developed is facial recognition-based. It can capture many faces in a single go. Entire classroom attendance can be taken by opening the camera of a normal Android or iOS phone through the developed app. The change in faces will be self-learnt by the AI system," Sucharita Pradhan, the senior manager (public relations), RailTel told DH on Wednesday.

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The system has been installed in all elementary, secondary and higher secondary schools.

This is part of the measures taken up by Axom Sarba Shiksha Abhijan Mission to introduce user-friendly digital reforms and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools. 

Puneet Chawla, Chief Managing Director, RailTel, said, "With a global pandemic rapidly changing the world around us, important sectors like health and education are leaning towards cutting-edge digital technologies to adapt to the new normal. RailTel has provided this AI-based solution to schools in Assam and has also provided end user training for its smooth implementation.

RailTel is also capable of rolling out a number of other technology-based services like AI-based Cloud platform solution for Smart Classroom, Learning Management System, which are also the need of the hour, he added.

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