Microsoft AI project automates driver licence tests

Microsoft AI project automates driver licence tests

Agency News

Kolkata, Oct 31:  India today is witnessing digital transformation and the influence
of AI across sectors. HAMS (Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety), a Microsoft Research AI project is currently enabling the Regional Transport Office, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, to use Smartphone based technology to automate driver’s licence testing.

Driver licence testing is a pressing problem; for instance, a survey by SaveLIFE
Foundation in India reports that a whopping 59 per cent of the respondents did not
give a test to obtain a driving licence, a Microsoft spokesperson on Thursday said.

“The main challenge in the traditional test is the burden placed on the human evaluators and the resulting subjectivity that a candidate faces. Automation using HAMS technology can not only help relieve evaluators of the burden but also make the process objective and transparent for candidates,” says Venkat Padmanabhan, Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research India, who started the HAMS project in 2016. (UNI)