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Govt to virtually reproduce all monuments using 3D technology: Ashutosh Sharma

Govt to virtually reproduce all monuments using 3D technology: Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology

New Delhi, March 9 (UNI) The Union Science and Technology Ministry will reproduce all monuments, Buddhist Circuit using three dimensional (3D), cyber physical systems and other technologies with a view to virtually promote architectural heritage, a top official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “Without going for Bharat Darshan, you can sit in one place, in Delhi may be, and visit all the monuments, get all the information about them better than a guide can tell us because of the whole force of Wikipedia is behind you in that,” said Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM conference on ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics.’ He was talking about a project undertaken by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Delhi about recreating architectural heritage. “They recreated the lost city of Hampi, 3D printed it and also embed all the information related to the monuments, sculptures, their whole history in this physical model.” He said that one could stop, pause and ask for more information about certain elements in-there and one would get that thereby terming it a weak example of cyber physical as it is not driven by AI and so it is not inventing new facts about the monument but everything which is already there. “We are going to reproduce using the same technology now all the monuments - starting from Ghats of Benares, if you take a boat-ride in the Ganges you see all the facades, all the history of the place, (will) reproduce Buddhist circuit,” said Prof. Sharma. He also said that there is an urgent need to create 20 million new jobs i.e. about two crore new jobs in India every year so it would be a challenge to use global technologies like AI as per the local needs. “One has to think very deeply about how to use the same technology to do the opposite of what the technology is being created for, so it would not help us to copy Japan, Germany because of the objectives being little bit different,” said Prof. Sharma. He said that all these countries are developing AI because they do not have people. “If you want to grow and remain competitive the way to go would be technology which can replace people but our problem is totally opposite.” More UNI ADP SHK 1600

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Flipkart Launches ‘Flipkart Global’ To Enable Sellers To Export Globally

Mumbai, Aug 22 (UNI) e-commerce Major, Flipkart, today announced the roll-out of 'Flipkart Global', a program that will provide its 100,000 plus sellers with an opportunity to export their products to buyers across 190+ countries.

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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO, Aug 19 (Reuters) Japan today launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

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Manoj Sinha launches BSNL’s digital wallet eyeing semi-urban and rural India

New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) Moving forward with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Digital India' mission, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has gone digital by launching a bespoke mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.

We are well poised to be in the forefront of eCommerce industry: Askmebazaar CEO

We are well poised to be in the forefront of eCommerce industry: Askmebazaar CEO

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) Home and Lifestyle online market place Askmebazaar, is trying to position itself in the fast growing e-commerce sector and aims to set the standards in authenticity via genuine branded goods and taking on its rivals with a new narrative for brand conscious Indian consumer.

Kunal Singhal wins 'Start-up entrepreneur of the year' award

Kunal Singhal wins 'Start-up entrepreneur of the year' award

New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) Aiming to promote small medium enterprises across the country, the Sarthi Group awarded Kunal Singhal, Managing Director of Easy Business Solutions the Excellence Award in the category "Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year".

NextEra Softech launches app to get exact location

NextEra Softech launches app to get exact location

New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) When your car breaks down on the highway, or you get stranded in the middle of nowhere, when your taxi can’t find the exact location or you see a huge pothole in the middle of the road, wouldn’t it be great to be able to lead the right people directly to your location? Similarly, even in emergency situations, when ambulances, police vehicles and fire trucks have to find the right location, an accurate map will simply help save a lot of time, and a lot of lives.

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