BHASHINI to remove language barriers in using internet

Tags: Science and Technology

A brainstorming session with researchers and start-ups was organised by the Ministry of Electronics and IT with an aim to shape the strategy for Digital India BHASHINI (Language Interface for India).

  • About Digital India BHASHINI

  • It is India’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) led language translation platform.

  • It will make available Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) resources to startups and innovators in the public sector.

  • It is a part of the National Language Translation Mission.

  • Its objective is to substantially increase the content in Indian languages on the Internet in the areas of governance and policy, science and technology etc.

  • Significance of the initiative 

  • It will empower Indian citizens by connecting them to the country's digital initiatives in their own language.

  • It will lead to digital inclusion.

  • It will encourage participation of startups.

  • It will create an ecosystem involving Central/State government agencies and start-ups, working together to develop innovative products and services in Indian languages.

  • It will play an important role in realising the goal of digital government.

  • It will Increase the Content in Indian Languages.

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