GeoAI (Geo-Artificial Intelligence) – A Paradigm Shift

GeoAI (Geo-Artificial Intelligence) – A Paradigm Shift

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the helm of most of the technological transformations that the world has seen in recent years – so much so that it is now a keyword for industries that are future-driven. The usage of intelligent algorithms, classification of data along with the use of smart predictive analysis AI has found application across a multitude of sectors. Coming to a more specific intersection, which is the combination of AI and GIS to create a relation-based approach called geospatial AI or GeoAI – it can be termed as a…continue reading →
DeepTech for cities: How can they ride AI/ML wave to augment revenue?

DeepTech for cities: How can they ride AI/ML wave to augment revenue?

For India, the journey of embracing digital transformation via the usage of technology has been a long one. The foundation for a new wave of emerging technologies in the public sector has been laid well by flagship programs such as Digital India, Smart Cities, StartUp India, Skill India, etc. and the efforts put in by stakeholders have resulted in milestones like the creation of the world’s largest rural broadband network, largest digital identity system, largest direct benefit transfer system and of course, the citizen engagement platform MyGov. The success of the aforementioned initiatives…continue reading →
Property tax solutions–What can latest technology offer?

Property tax solutions–What can latest technology offer?

Property tax is one of the most crucial sources for collection of revenue in India. However, due to the issues that are faced while trying to access the information related to properties-be it location, encumbrance, tax details, or disputes; the full potential of the source is not realised. Traditional systems of revenue collection and management have for long been posing challenges for government and civic bodies. A gap has been generated between the revenue collection system and the growing economy. Most of the time, information pertaining to property tax is not integrated with…continue reading →
Opinion: Revenue Sustainability of Urban Local Bodies in India

Opinion: Revenue Sustainability of Urban Local Bodies in India

Most ULBs today suffer from a wide gap between the need for services that are perceived and the financial resources that are provided to them When talking about India, local bodies are at the forefront of administration and directly influence the welfare of the inhabitants by providing them with civic services and socio-economic infrastructure facilities. We are well cognizant of the fact that urbanization and economic growth are intertwined together with a city, as the impetus for growth generally comes from the urban sector. Currently, urban spaces in India accommodate about 31% of…continue reading →
Aligning artificial intelligence, big data with business goals is the need of the hour for small businesses

Aligning artificial intelligence, big data with business goals is the need of the hour for small businesses

Technology for MSMEs: AI and big data can transform the MSME space by enabling businesses and entrepreneurs alike in creating consistent business growth. Technology for MSMEs: In today’s world, technologies such as AI and big data have become quite ubiquitous. So much so that they are present and used unequivocally in our everyday lives. From ride-sharing apps, to voice searches on smartphones, AI service delivery is being used every day. Even from the perspective of the business landscape, India is making rapid strides in the SME and MSME sector with respect to the adoption…continue reading →