Madhya Pradesh government and UNFPA launch AI-powered chatbot named 'Just Ask'

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chatbot-named-'Just-Ask'The Madhya Pradesh government in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has introduced an AI-powered chatbot named 'Just Ask'.

An Overview of the News 

  • The primary goal of this initiative is to provide accurate and easily accessible information related to social issues and sexual and reproductive health and rights, targeting adolescents and young adults.

  • The interactive nature of a chatbot allows it to engage users in conversation and provide reliable information at no charge. It is designed to showcase two aspiring role models named Dhruv and Drishti.

  • The launch event saw the participation of MP Health Minister Prabhuram Chowdhary and UNFPA India representative Andrea M Wojnar.

  • The 'Just Ask' digital engagement platform aims to cater to user queries on various subjects related to adolescence, such as body changes, menstruation, reproductive health, pregnancy, family planning, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

United Nations Population Fund:

  • It is a subordinate body of the United Nations General Assembly, tasked to act as the responsible agency for sexual and reproductive health matters. It was created under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

  • Initially established as a trust fund in 1967, the United Nations Population Fund began its operations in 1969. Subsequently, in 1987, it was officially renamed as the United Nations Population Fund.

About Madhya Pradesh

  • It is the second largest state of India by area after Rajasthan.

  • Forests occupy 25.14 percent of its area.

  • Governor - Mangubhai Patel

  • Chief Minister - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

  • Capital - Bhopal

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