Capgemini announced the winners of Capgemini’s Tech Challenge 4.0. Team ‘Titans’, comprising Kevin Wadera, Imayabharathi Sakthivel, Nisha Saini and Pawan Mude, won the Tech Challenge title for creating a proof–of–concept of a platform called ‘Ghar Wapsi,’ aimed at tracking and finding missing children who are lost every day due to long prevalent crimes such as child labour abuse and trafficking.
The top 75 finalists battled it out on the day of the finale in a live hackathon held at Capgemini’s Knowledge Park in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. This year, the challenge given to the finalists was to address the unique social problem of missing children. The final teams were asked to create a proof-of-concept of a platform that could help find missing children, fight against crime on children, and save them from falling prey to child labour abuse and trafficking.
Ghar Wapsi uses crowd sourcing to gain access to available missing children databases, from multiple agencies. The proposed solution facilitates the innovative use of advanced data analytics by leveraging sophisticated image and facial recognition to find patterns from unstructured data and then establish a correct match. Upon a match, the proposed solution enables real time alerts to relevant stakeholders including Government bodies, NGOs, authorities and parents. Additionally, the proposed solution offers a unique opportunity for citizens to upload real time images, in case they want to report an abnormal situation in public locations that could be potentially suspicious.