Intel, the noted chip maker company is reportedly in the process of developing a voice-embedded software in local Indian languages. While there is no information on the languages themselves, a top company official said that such a software will prove beneficial for those who are not familiar with the English language.
Ramaprasad Srinivasan, Director, MNC Business, Intel India, in his statement elaborated that the development is part of the National Digital Literacy Mission of the government. As part of the mission, the government decided to make one in each family e-literate, and Intel, which is one of the important ecosystem players launched the mission in the country last year.
To develop voice-embedded software in local Indian languages
Interestingly, Srinivasan pointed out that 2.50 lakh village panchayats have already been chosen under the National IT policy for this project. He added that the ones who knew the common language of English would be covered as a pilot programme.
When quizzed if the company had plans to include the population that was not familiar with the language to the mission, Srinivasan said that they were in talks with some software firms for developing voice-embedded device. Such a device, he said would be a reality in the near future and it would make it possible to include more villagers under the e-literate mission through local languages.