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IT Ministry discusses India’s strategy in AI, language technology

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Over 80 startups and other researchers participated in a brainstorming session with the Indian IT Ministry. During the meeting, the ministry discussed the country’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and language technology plan.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had a brainstorming session with more than 80 entrepreneurs and other researchers to examine India’s Artificial Intelligence and language technology strategy.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Information Technology, presided over the meeting.

The National Language Translation Mission has launched a new program called Digital India BHASHINI, which stands for BHASHa INterface for India.

According to Chandrasekhar, the mission’s goal is to ensure that as more Indians join to the internet, they can access global material in their own languages.

He noted, “Startups are an essential component of our Digital ecosystem, and Mission Digital India Bhashini will help them in building India-specific and Indian Languages enabled IT products.”

In 2019, the media stated that the government planned to support 100 firms that would utilize its AI-powered platform to deliver translation services across the country.

Officials from the IT ministry then stated that the platform will be made available for private usage, allowing large corporations or startups to plug into it and provide services in local languages to their clients.

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