It gives me immense pleasure to announce that our students “Vibha Rohilla’’ was declared “World Topper” in Additional Mathematics and “Shourya Mukerjee” was declared the “Country Topper” in “Computer Science” in the Grade 10 IGCSE Examination 2016. It is very proud moment for all of us at Greenwood High.
I wish to thank all teachers who have contributed to this success. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to the Management for their constant support and to you parents who have always been supportive.
CONGRATULATIONS VIBHA AND SHOURYA !!
Mr Aloysius D'Mello
Aakanksh Bhat of IGCSE Grade 9 participated in the AITA Talent series tennis tournament hosted by Sol Sports recently and won the doubles title. He was runner up in the singles category.
CONGRATULATIONS AAKANKSH !!
Avani Prashanth of Grade 4 had participated in 2 golf tournaments in Chennai, organised by South Zone Junior Golf under the auspices of Indian Golf Union.
Despite being the youngest in her Age category she has finished 2nd in both the tournaments by just 1 stroke.
She has qualified to represent South Zone at the All India Feeder tour tournament and compete with the top 3 players from each region from the 25th to 28th of October at Kolkata and 15th to 18th Nov at Gurgaon.
CONGRATULATION AND BEST WISHES AVANI !!
Eyesight for the blind — Aami using NLP research to make reading easy
The idea was born — in October 2015 — at ISM Dhanbad, where Nagasravya was in her final semester. She created a framework for a device that could use natural language processing algorithms and read books like a normal human being. She contacted Vikram Rastogi in Bengaluru, through a post on a social media channel that he was scouting to partner with projects that could change India. Vikram, being an IIT-Kanpur alum from 2012, was keen on working with ideas that could be challenging from a technology perspective and also from a social perspective. He was also awed by the entire IoT revolution that was sweeping the world. That’s why he teamed up with Nagasravya in January this year to build an affordable ring device that could read books. “The idea was to design and build a product that could be affordable and whose production could be scaled up to different markets,” says Nagasravya, Co-founder of Aami.
They were quickly joined by two more partners, Aneesh Durg and Piyush Anand. Aneesh is a sophomore engineer at the University of Illinois who again through a social media post discovered Nagasravya and Vikram. Piyush was Nagasravya’s junior at ISM. The company they formed was called Aami (‘ami’ in French means ‘friend’) and so was their NLP device. The four founders have invested a little less than Rs 3 lakh on their idea and have demonstrated the robustness of their product at SAP Labs and places like FICCI in Delhi.
The product is built on Python and C++ using open-source libraries like OpenCV and Tesseract. The four founders say that their product can identify text of variable sizes, fonts and orientation.
“It costs less than the commercial solutions currently available in the market,” says Vikram, Co-founder of Aami. The best Braille reader machine costs $13,000 and the cheapest ones are around $1250. Aami is supposed to be one-tenth of that cost.
The company’s product is still in the R&D phase and iswaiting to be signed up with hospitals and schools to spread the idea of using such a product for the blind. The product is worn on the index finger when the magic begins. Its powerful camera (working with software that behaves like the eye and the brain) reads every word in a jiffy. The product works on battery and for an hour’s charge the device performs for over eight hours. It is also connected to an inbuilt speaker which reads out words to the user.
Several of the IoT companies in the market today, among which IoTranic, Altiux and Cooey are a few, are Aami’s competitors.
“Any company needs to validate the product in the market and only then will they be able to figure out the next phase of the product,” says V Ganapathy, CEO of Axilor Ventures.
It would be nice to see Aami progressing beyond the idea phase, and to achieve that, the four entrepreneurs are in talks with a few companies to build a pilot case study to make reading easy for the blind. Let Aami be their friend.
Kunal Vinod of Grade 5 finished off last weekend race at Coimbatore in J K Tyre National Rotax Karting Championship 2016 with a podium finishing 3rd in the finals.
This was a very hard fought event, with pre-finals not going the way due to electrical issues resulting in starting finals from 6th place. But Kunal raced hard and gained positions to finish 3rd, just 2 seconds behind the leaders.
CONGRATULATION KUNAL !!!
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