Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) are the disruptive technology. This technology will enable an organizations to deliver a million midday meals to schoolchildren in India, said a top official of software major Accenture on Thursday.
AI and IoT will help Deliver a million midday Meals in India, Says Accenture
Accenture Labs managing director Sanjay Podder said in a statement in Bengaluru that, “We have applied AI, IoT and block-chain to exponentially increase the quantity of midday meals served to children in state-run schools under ‘Million Meals’ project with NGO Akshaya Patra,” .
The Block-chain is a distributed database that compiles a growing list of ordered records known as blocks. The US-based Accenture collaborated with the city-based Akshaya Patra Foundation. Which operates the government-funded midday Meal scheme in state-run and state-aided schools, in implementing the novel project with the new IT products and their solutions.
“How new technologies can help address challenges in the mass meal production and delivery by revolutionizing provide chain and operations is also demonstrated in the project,” asserted Podder. Using this innovative technologies, the research and development arm of Accenture. Its Labs specializes in solving complex social issues under its ‘Tech for Good’ program.
“We have executed the project for six months in the NGO’s Bengluru kitchen. And found that efficiency and timeliness in delivery can be improved 20 %,” noted Podder. Also collecting feedback of school, tracking food delivery, measuring the quantity of food, supplies to be purchased and monitoring meal production, AI, IoT and block-chain were used. Foundation Chief executive officer Shridhar Venkat said in the statement that. “The initiative not only increased efficiency of our operations. But also ensured that the quality standards are met while increasing the amount of meals served to the schools”. The process enhancement has enabled the NGO to enhance its auditing, attendance recording, invoicing, payments and food preparation. Besides increasing production capacity and making a blueprint for operating other base kitchens.
“We will expand our reach to the millions of children with the help of such advance technologies. And in collaboration with firms like Accenture,” added Venkat.