A real-time Artificial Intelligence-based translation tool was used during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Kashi Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi on Dec 17. This was done through ‘Bhashini’ for those in the audience who understood Tamil.
"Today, the use of new technology has taken place here through Artificial Intelligence. This is a new beginning; hopefully, it makes it easier for me to reach you," PM Modi said during his address.
The Prime Minister is in Varanasi to inaugurate Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2.0 at Namo Ghat.
Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2023 is an initiative by the Government of India, part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to uphold the Spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat. The second edition of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam (KTS) is being held from December 17-30, 2023. The event is part of the government's Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Yuva Sangam program.
'Bhashini', is an AI-based language translation system that allows people to speak their own language while conversing with speakers of other Indian languages.
The objective is to promote the availability of online and digital services in Indian languages, introduce access to the spoken language and promote the creation of content in these languages.
The online platform has a special 'Bhasadaan' section where individuals can participate in various programs and can access it through its Android and iOS apps.