Aug 29, 2018

Google Launches New AI-Based Project - Navlekha

Google has announced to launch the Navlekha Project at their annual conference in India, which will help publishers from different Indian languages to get their content on the internet. Now, Google will display favourite news using AI that helps to understand the content a user likes, as well as it will display the content from both English and Hindi sources.

With around 40 million users using internet for the first time, the company wants to provide an easy and accessible search experience to both rural and urban areas in India.

Navlekhā Project
Since only 1% of online content is in Indian languages, the project will help other language publishers to get their content online by using an AI tool to render any PDF containing Indian language content into editable text, so that print publishers can create mobile-friendly web content. The tool also gives free web hosting and AdSense support so that publishers can monetise their content.

Google have also launched a new feature for their Google Go search app, which can read the content in 28 Indian languages like Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi and Tamil even on 2G connections. This new feature is by natural language processing (NLP) and speech synthesis AI which gives a natural sounding voice.

These new features are specifically built for India keeping the culture and technological infrastructure in mind.

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