DIVYA DRISHTI (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     17th June 2024        

Context: DRDO has achieved a breakthrough with its new AI tool "Divya Drishti," which combines face recognition technology with immutable physiological parameters like gait and skeleton characteristics.

Divya Drishti

  • About: It integrates face recognition with immutable physiological parameters such as gait and skeleton, developed by Ingenious Research Solutions Pvt Ltd.
  • Development by: Ingenious Research Solutions Pvt Ltd, highlighting advancements in biometric authentication technology.

oDeveloped under the technical guidance of CAIR (Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics), a DRDO lab in Bangalore, ensuring robust technical oversight and mentoring.

  • Accuracy and Reliability: This solution marks a significant advancement by offering enhanced accuracy and reliability in identifying individuals, minimizing false positives and identity fraud.
  • Applications Across Sectors: Its dual approach enhances identification accuracy, making it suitable for Defence, Law Enforcement, Corporate, and Public Infrastructure sectors.

Technology Development Fund (TDF)

  • About: The TDF scheme is a flagship programme under the Ministry of Defence's 'Make in India' initiative, executed by DRDO.
  • Objectives: Aimed at building Indian industries' capacity and capability in defence technology development, fostering a culture of design and development, and creating an R&D ecosystem.

oIt supports niche technology development and prototype creation, contributing to achieving self-reliance (Aatmanirbharta) in defence technology.

  • Focus Areas:

oEnhancing existing products and processes, advancing technology readiness from TRL 3 to meeting Tri-Services needs.

oInnovating futuristic technologies for defense applications and substituting imports with domestically developed components, aimed at strengthening national defense capabilities.

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