With catastrophic blunders in food safety and hygiene plaguing the Indian Railways, it has finally turned to AI-based technology to improve its pantry and catering service. The AI detection system that is being used by the IRCTC is known as Obots, which will detect any anomaly in the system.
Under this initiative, the IRCTC headquarters in New Delhi, which has 16 base kitchens, has been installed with hi-definition cameras which are all connected to monitors, thereby facilitating AI vision detection which can track any pest in the base kitchens. The detection of any pests or foreign objects will then instantly be conveyed to the many stakeholders, which also includes IRCTC Managing Director.
Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal has been pushing for the use of AI, encouraging employees to embrace this technology, and also allayed all their fears of their jobs being lost to AI.