GJSCI Launch of Pilot Project of JADE. The Indian gems and jewellery industry recently experienced the virtual unveiling of the GJSCI’s Centre for J.A.D.E. (Jewellery Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Excellence) on 30 November 2020. To give one glimpse of the concept, J.A.D.E. is the Centre of Excellence (COE) of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which emphasizes the use of AI for the Indian gems and jewellery industry. GJSCI will partner with numerous leading academic institutions and IT companies to bring the best of both worlds to J.A.D.E. and thus to the representatives of the industry. IIT Mumbai and Persistent systems, Pune are GJSCI’s technological partners in J.A.D.E. This is the first-of-a-kind center on AI to work on the issues facing manufacturing units, exporters, and retailers in the gems and jewellery industry. Key challenges in manufacturing, such as minimizing rejections, weak hit-ratio of designs (which is in single-digit currently), and high-market returns, will be addressed using AI and data science techniques. This center will help identify solutions for the industry at large and for individual units as well.
1st February 2021 was the launch of the pilot project of JADE at Dia Trends Jewellery. This pilot project is being carried out in four leading jewellery manufacturing companies in Mumbai. A team of eight IIT Bombay researchers is part of a pilot project to perform a data audit and start the data gathering process along with the core committee members of the J.A.D.E.-GJSCI, the entire Dia Trends team, and Mr. Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of the GJSCI. Support from different industry partners and GJSCI’s founder organizations viz. GJEPC, GJC, Jewellers Association, Jaipur & SGJMA have also been responsible for getting this far. Shortly, similar data gathering activity will be performed with three more companies to complete the first phase of the “Gold Jewellery Casting Defects Elimination using Artificial Intelligence” pilot project.
This technological leap will be a game-changer for the Indian gems and jewellery industry. This is the only COE on AI to be created for the gems and jewellery industry by GJSCI. GJSCI also aims to gain global recognition for this initiative and make the Indian gems and jewellery industry a world leader.