Milestone Achievement: GRSE Bags CII-AI Award  


Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) made history by becoming the first Public Sector Undertaking to receive the esteemed AI Award instituted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

GRSE was conferred with this prestigious award for “Excellence in Best Use of AI Technology/Products/Solutions by Industry through Academia Collaboration” at the Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit & Awards 2023 organised by CII on the theme “Responsible AI for Accelerated Growth in India” in New Delhi on February 26, 2024. The award was received on behalf of GRSE by Gulshan Ratan, General Manager (QA, VD & Indigenisation) and Umesh Paswan, Senior Manager, QA.

This prestigious Award recognises GRSE’s pioneering work in developing “Artificial Intelligence Enabled NDT”, a rule based, AI software implemented for weld quality evaluation of Radiography film. The software aims to replace manual film evaluation system with an intelligent solution.

The software, marketed as “Intelligent Weld Inspector (i-weld)” utilises Deep Learning (DL) Tools of AI for identification, classification, and localisation of weld defects with decision-making capabilities based on Naval, Marine and ISO standards. The AI CNN module with robust Graphic User Interface (GUI), facilitates automatic report generation, paperless record keeping and retrieval of quality documents.

Adoption of this Al software has significantly reduced dependency on human expertise, thereby streamlining the evaluation process of Radiography Test (RT) Films. “Intelligent Weld Inspector (i-weld)” software has been developed by Quality Assurance Team of GRSE in collaboration with CoEAMT, llT Kharagpur. This software has also been certified by IRCLASS.

GRSE has successfully attained copyright IP for the software and Trademark IP for “i-weld’ logo registered with Indian Patent Office.

Constituted by CII, the inaugural edition of CII-AI Awards aims to encourage adoption of AI by Indian Industry, to create awareness about the benefits of AI led technologies and to recognise & reward those leading the AI revolution in India.