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Hyderabad: 99 teams attend police hackathon

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DURGA PRASAD SUNKU
Published Jan 19, 2020, 1:37 am IST
Updated Jan 19, 2020, 1:37 am IST
The top 10 solutions will be mentored by knowledge partners in addition to a six-month incubation with the We Hub and Hyderabad police.
Students from various colleges across the state participate in the first police hackathon organised at the Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy stadium in Yousufguda on Saturday. (Photo: S. Surender Reddy)
 Students from various colleges across the state participate in the first police hackathon organised at the Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy stadium in Yousufguda on Saturday. (Photo: S. Surender Reddy)

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad city police hosted a police hackathon on issues of cyber crimes, women safety, road safety and social media monitoring, including fake news. Around 400 participants from various technical colleges, start-ups and corporate entities formed 99 teams to participate in the hackathon.

Inaugurating the event, home minister Md. Mahmood Ali said, “The state government is providing sufficient funds for modernisation of police towards ensuring safety of citizens.” He asserted that the hackathon will prove to be a great learning experience for the younger generation.

 

Speaking about the objective of the two-day hackathon, additional commissioner of police (crimes) Shikha Goel said, “The aim of the event is to generate coding solutions for problems in different areas like cyber crimes, crimes against women and children, road safety and awareness, and social media monitoring. Based on the coding solutions which stand out, we will design products to improve policing functions,” she underlined.

Hyderabad commissioner of police Anjani Kumar emphasised: “Deriving technological solutions using machine learning and artificial intelligence is need of the hour. We would like the participants and young minds of the state to arrive at innovative solutions for addressing the most pertinent problems and improve
policing.”

The overall winner of the 36-hour hackathon will receive a cash award of Rs 1 lakh, while the best entry in every problem category will get a cash prize of Rs 20,000 each.

The top 10 solutions will be mentored by knowledge partners in addition to a six-month incubation with the We Hub and Hyderabad police.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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