Railways AI-Based Project:
The Indian Railways has concluded the trial of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program built to fix a perennial issue — long waiting lists for tickets.
- Made By railways in-house software arm Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), this AI module, called Ideal Train Profile, was fed with information like how millions of passengers booked tickets on these trains, which origin-destination pairs were a hit and which were flops at what time of the year, which seats remained vacant for what portion of a journey, etc.
- The AI does data-driven remote location selection, completely automates the process of quota distribution, and suggests optimal quotas for different ticket combinations based on historical demand.
- Artificial intelligence leverages computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind.
- The project has got the Railway Board excited about the possibility of how it can manage busy season rush, when the demands of confirmed tickets are at a peak. The coming summer vacation season will be the first big test for the new system