October 28 2020: Mahindra University’s student, Kartikeya Bhardwaj (Mechanical Engineering Student, Class of 2020), has created a deep learning app, Chakshu Face Attendance, to provide employers or institutions with touchless recording of attendance attributes.
Especially relevant in today’s Covid outbreak, this app provides a safe alternative to touch-based fingerprint attendance systems. The start-up is being incubated at Mahindra e-hub, an incubation centre of Mahindra University under the University’s Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Chakshu.ai has developed an app named Chakshu Face Attendance, a Touchless Employee Attendance App that lets an organization Clock attendance through an android device (phone or a tablet), using Face Recognition. The attendance process is completely touch-free, and Covid-19 ready. It also eliminates the buddy punching problem through SpoofSense: Chakshu’s AI algorithm is trained to detect spoofing attacks and reject them, thereby making the process secure and trustable.
The Chakshu app uses PyTorch (a powerful machine learning framework by Facebook) to build and deploy deep learning algorithms. Scaling AI algorithms to thousands of users is a compute intensive process and often results in high latency situations. Chakshu App involves careful model optimizations that makes the backend capable to serve a huge volume of traffic at Peak Performance, ensuring a frictionless User Experience.
“Mahindra University focuses on providing an enabling atmosphere to the students so that they can apply their learning in creating innovative solutions to everyday problems. One such focus has been on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, wherein we have not just created state-of-the-art labs but also made available live projects for students to work on. It is indeed exciting to witness these efforts coming to fruition and our Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is providing a platform for these start-ups to grow and grow on their own by providing all necessary assistance in sync with the Indian Government’s mission”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University.
Mahindra University, headquartered in Hyderabadand is sponsored by Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd., the flagship IT company of Mahindra Group