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Bengaluru Students' App Wins Microsoft Imagine Cup's Big Data Award


An app to fight fake medicine has helped a team of Indian students from Bengaluru win a special award at the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup world championship held at the tech giant's headquarters in Redmond, US. The awards announced on Wednesday saw Team DrugSafe from Bengaluru's RV College of Engineering win the award under Big Data category. Microsoft Imagine Cup is a technology competition where students from around the globe team up to solve some of the world's biggest problems. Team smartARM from Canada emerged as the world champion of Imagine Cup 2018 with their robotic prosthetic hand that calculates appropriate grip for objects utlilising Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Computer Vision. As the top winner, Team smartARM got cash prize of $85,000 (roughly Rs.58 lakhs) and an Azure grant worth $50,000 (roughly Rs. 34 lakhs).