Govt. of India will use Artificial Intelligence for the first time at Kumbh Mela
Kumbh Mela – the largest human gathering in the the world, can be seen from the space. And now, the most modernistic approach will be in use for its crowd control procedure.
Moreover, there have been huge developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence in the recent years. Scientists have used AI to analyze behavioral patterns and model hypothetical situations. Also, Some governments apply AI for surveillance. In addition, developers apply it for dating, recruiting, advertising, prevention of terrorism and suicides, fraud detection and other tasks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inagurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre on December 16 during his visit to Prayagraj. The Command and Control Centre will use Artificial Intelligence for surveying and assessing the crowd. Suspicious behavior would also be under observation for proper action.
“This will be for the first time that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used in Kumbh Mela. Over 1,000 CCTV cameras will monitor various movements across the Mela area spread across 3,200 hectares,” UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi told on Tuesday.
In addition to this the government will provide special trains in addition to the NRC traines, for facilitating the travel for the masses of people of people who will be attending. Also, Enclosures for the housing of about 10,000 pilgrims are under construction at the stations. Water booths, LCD TVs, CCTV cameras and toilets will be there.
But what is a Kumbh Mela?
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred or holy river. Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognized as the Kumbh Melas: the Prayag Kumbh Mela, Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha, and Ujjain Simhastha.
Therefore, the dates for this year are Makar Sankranti (January 15), Paush Poornima (January 21), Mauni Amawasya (February 4), Basant Panchami (February 10), Maghi Poornima (February 19) and Mahashivratri (March 4).