National Technology Day 2022: Creating advanced technology solutions for the world

As May 11 celebrates National Technology Day, we thought it would be the perfect occasion to highlight some of the amazing work that engineers in India have done in fields as diverse as social media for chip design and quantum cryptography. Technology is increasingly dominating every area of ​​our lives, and tech talents in India are actively driving this transformational shift
Hyderabad Designs Latest Micron Solid State Drives

India is exceptional in chip design. Micron, one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies in memory and storage, began research and development in India only three years ago, but it already has a lot to show for it. In specific cases, Indian teams have taken majority ownership of products and built mobile memory systems that will fuel the latest 5G device experiences, Anand Ramamoorthy, managing director of India says. Built on Micron’s advanced 176-layer 3D NAND technology, Hyderabad features a PCIe 4.0 interface designed for data-intensive workstation use cases as well as ultra-thin notebooks. The drive is used by major laptop manufacturers such as HP and Lenovo.
InstaHyre’s AI platform is used globally

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InstaHyre is a recruitment platform that uses artificial intelligence to enable recruiters to effortlessly hire the best talent. Its users include Amazon, Walmart, Uber, VMware, Target, Paypal, Salesforce, Flipkart, Byju’s, and Swiggy. Job seekers are frustrated with irrelevant jobs, fake calls and spam emails, while companies, after manually sorting through thousands of resumes, are getting candidates who are not high quality, irrelevant and not, says co-founder Sarbojit Mallick, on traditional recruitment fit the culture. “Our technology uses millions of data points to analyze a company’s past and current hiring patterns, candidate preferences, and career progression. After decoding a company’s DNA, it matches candidates with jobs closely related to them, and companies with candidates who match their profiles,” says Malik.
Koo .’s native language technique

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Scaling a social media app is challenging. But in just two years since Koo launched, it has surpassed 30 million downloads. The work its engineers did in Natural Language Processing (NLP) has been critical – it helps users express themselves in their native language. Co-founder Mayank Bidawatka says that to facilitate direct translation between two indigenous Indian languages, a strong language combination is required. “By harnessing NLP, we categorize all the data that comes into the platform and build a robust language suite, which helps in efficient message translation between two Indian languages. This has enabled the creator to publish content in their language, and users to consume it in a language of their choice.”
India-inspired innovations on Twitter

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India is Twitter’s hub for global tech talent, says Apurva Dalal, head of engineering at Twitter. “Our teams have a deep understanding of building products for developing and emerging markets, with capabilities ranging from product development to research and design, data science and machine learning.” India’s engineering team presented live cricket scorecards on their Twitter Explore page during the T20 World Cup in October last year. I’ve also started testing a revamped, more personalized Explore page to make it easier for people to relax, find new interests, and see what’s going on. The company says that innovations from India will help better serve Twitter’s audience in similar first Android markets.
QNu Labs – Pioneering Quantum Cryptography

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QNu Labs is perhaps the only company from India, and among the few in the world, that has engineered quantum cryptographic technology from the ground up. Sunil Gupta, co-founder and CEO, says the technology leverages quantum mechanics principles to create unprecedented security, returning data confidentiality and confidentiality into the hands of its rightful owners. “The engineers at QNu Labs are a group of motivated individuals with diverse skill sets and expertise in quantum physics, quantum security, cyber security, optoelectronics, laser technology, and high precision electronics. We have quantum random number generation and quantum key distribution products that are designed, engineered and manufactured Entirely in Bengaluru.”

Oracle Data Label Fights Cancer

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Oracle has 41,000 developers and engineers in India, and they collectively hold more than 18,500 patents, making India one of the most important product development centers for the company. Sathesh Murthy, Vice President of Product Development for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), says their recent data and AI services product innovations around language, speech, vision, and their state-of-the-art data management systems, have been designed and developed by their hub in India. One such innovation includes OCI Data Labeling, a service for building labeled data sets to train AI and machine learning models more accurately. The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Australia uses this research to treat childhood cancer. It helps them characterize the effects of different treatments on tumors by labeling microscopic images, then automating the process of detecting different types of cells. It also helps them speed up the numerical simulation time from 30 days to five days.

TechEagle’s Fast Hybrid Drones

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TechEagle is a logistic drone startup founded in 2015 by an IIT graduate and recently launched the fastest ever hybrid e-VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) drone in India, called Vertiplane X3. The company says the Vertiplane X3 can fly 100 kilometers across different terrains to deliver goods, and is designed to provide capabilities such as improved access to healthcare in remote areas, monitoring and online shopping delivery.
The drones are entirely designed, developed and manufactured by the company’s in-house engineers at their facility in Gurgaon. Founder Vikram Singh Meena says their engineers come from different technical backgrounds and work collectively on everything from aircraft design, 3D printing, electronics integration, flight control system design, flight testing and a host of other processes.

Yahoo has been here since 2002

Yahoo may not be the cultural heavyweight it was in the ’90s, but it still reaches 900 million people globally and has a strong engineering presence here that makes it relevant. Raj J, Senior Director of Software Applications Engineering and India Site Leader at Yahoo, says Yahoo was early on recognizing India’s potential to emerge as a cutting-edge research and development hub that delivers robust Internet products. “We were one of the first global companies to establish complete R&D
in Bengaluru in 2002. Since then, engineering hubs in India (Bengaluru and Hyderabad) have continued to be a source of extraordinary talent, strong execution and influence. ”
Yahoo teams here work in many critical areas such as global product development (app development and mobile devices), production engineering including deployment (CI/CD) and support, database and storage management, network management, DNS infrastructure, And even sales operations.

VMware India was granted 200 patents last year

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VMware, the global cloud and virtualization company, has the largest R&D center in India. Ramani Panchapakesan, senior director of research and development at VMware India, says that last year the company’s engineers were awarded more than 200 patents. “This should give you an idea of ​​the tremendous talent that is in VMware India. Our engineers in India are also among the top contributors to open source projects around the Kubernetes/Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and other cloud-native projects. We conduct workshops and mentor Indian contributors. Others to start their journey and contribute to Kubernetes.Nikhita Raghunath, a staff engineer, is one of the largest contributors to Kubernetes globally.Nabaron Pal, an infrastructure engineer, was one of the first engineers in the Asia Pacific region to lead a global release of Kubernetes 1.21.

Uber’s seamless taxi-hailing technology

Behind every successful ride with Uber is technology that operates with impeccable precision. Manikandan Thangarathnam, Uber’s senior director of engineering, says this technology is increasingly being designed at Uber’s engineering centers in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Teams here work on products and services used locally and globally. During the pandemic, teams have focused on helping customers around the world adjust to the new normal — from working on ways to discover rider masks, creating a new last-mile delivery service to deliver daily essentials to their doorsteps, and even assisting organizations in the “back to work” process. “.

World-class Dell servers

Sudha KV, Vice President at Dell Technologies India says the Bengaluru R&D center has been instrumental in bringing the latest technology into the server suite. Right from conceptualizing servers to upgrading the product and then discontinuing offerings, and thinking about the next product and technology trends, Bengaluru R&D Center is the epicenter of innovation. The center has filed more than 100 patents in the past 3-4 years.
To integrate software and hardware with specific capabilities, the R&D center manages approximately 7 petabytes of network traffic, 1,600 virtual machines, and 1,400 test configurations to mimic all possible customer scenarios.

Ambee smart farming technology

Agritech companies like Ambee are at the heart of the green digital revolution. Madhusudhan Anand, chief technology officer and co-founder, says the company’s engineers have developed a suite of APIs for the natural integration of satellite imagery, remote sensing data, data-driven analytics, and predictions for agricultural and machine learning applications. The APIs track soil, weather, vegetation, land use, farms (using remote sensing or on-the-ground sensing), and many other factors.
affecting farm productivity, mainly due to the impact of industrial agricultural practices and global warming. Technology helps increase agricultural productivity, and helps implement sustainable farming practices.

Vedantu innovations in e-learning

Vedantu’s patented live learning technology called WAVE (Whiteboard Audio Video Environment), uses AI/ML to track more than 100 parameters in real time to drive student engagement, teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes. The technology provides accurate insights through face recognition, content analysis, whiteboard usage analysis, verbal interaction analysis, doubt analysis, tone, sentiment analysis, and much more, says Pulkit Jain, co-founder. WAVE also uses 40% less bandwidth than other platforms. Since its inception in 2014, WAVE has been used by nearly 1,000 teachers to teach 24 million students for 70 million hours.

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