IE (I) student’s chapter Department of Electronics and Communication, Sree Buddha College of Engineering along with Institution of Engineers India Kollam Local Centre organized a technical talk on “ICT initiatives of BSNL in transforming Indian Telecommunication services” as part of the “World Telecommunication Day” on 19/06/2018.The function was presided by Dr. S Suresh Babu Principal SBCE, Pattoor and the chief Guest for this function was Mr.Venugopalan S, DGM (OP) BSNL Alappuzha.
The World Telecommunication Day is celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969 to mark the founding anniversary of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which was initiated in 1865.This day reminds us of the most important factor of our lives: communication. The main goal of World Telecommunications Day (WTD) is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world. It also aims at increasing the awareness about the positives of communication technology among public thus by making information and communication more accessible to people residing in remote and rural areas.
The day is celebrated with a different theme every year. For this year the theme was “Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for all”. In recent years there has been a significant progress in AI technology, made possible by tremendous advances in contributing fields, such as Big Data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing. AI-based technologies are already emerging as a key component of proactive tools and applications being used to help people lead better lives by improving healthcare, education, finance, agriculture, transportation, and a wide range of other services. Thus 2018 theme will allow us to focus on the opportunities for how AI can help accelerate the achievements in various sectors in the upcoming years.