AI Could Help In Revamping Maternal Health

Researchers have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme. Test results demonstrated that the use of AI technology was able to bring down the risk of drop-offs by up to 32 per cent for women at high risk of dropping out.

Adherence to such public health programs is a big challenge but timely intervention to retain people is beneficial to improve maternal health outcomes. The team is currently working towards scaling this to more than 300,000 women. AI is helping Indian nonprofits and universities solve big challenges in the field of public health, conservation, agriculture, and education.

With technical and scientific contributions from Google Research and Singapore Management University, Wildlife Conservation Trust designed Artificial Intelligence models that help predict human-wildlife conflict. This novel AI techniques provide over 80 percent accuracy in predicting human-wildlife conflict in the Bramhapuri forest division in the test results. This work is currently being field-tested in Chandrapur district, Madhya Pradesh, to ensure safe deployment. In yet another example of AI, researchers said that creation tools in low-resource languages suffer from very low accuracy, adding barriers to content creation.