Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Bombay
“Language is more than just a medium of communication, it is the unseen thread that connects our past, present, and future” – VP M. Venkaiah Naidu
What separates human beings from the rest of the living creatures is their ability to speak and be understood. Language is the medium that makes this possible. Now, what happens if one speaks or writes in a particular language, but others can’t understand it? A barrier in communication is created, hampering the flow of messages.
This barrier in the flow of messages is a bane for students who do not excel in the English language. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)Bombay launched Project Udaan, a language translator, to ease students in understanding the language, on September 14.
Project Udaan :
‘Project Udaan,’ a donation-based project, is an end-to-end ecosystem, which translates scientific and technical content from English to Hindi and all other Indian languages. The AI-based translation software ecosystem can translate engineering textbooks, learning materials in one-sixth of the time taken by a team of domain and linguistic experts working manually on it.
The project has been developed by Institute Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, and his team. The work began seven years ago when Prof. Ganesh and his team saw a wide gap in the availability of technical knowledge in Hindi and other Indian languages.
The project is also in line with the New Education Policy, which promotes imparting of higher education through Indian languages. Further, the Project aims to translate 500 engineering texts in Hindi in one year and in 15 Indian languages in 3 years.