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Govt to Create AI-powered ‘Gandhipedia’ Implemented by IIT-Kgpr and IIT-Gandhinagar

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Govt to Create AI-powered 'Gandhipedia' Implemented by IIT-Kgpr and IIT-Gandhinagar

During her Budget 2019-2020 speech on Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the creation of a ‘Gandhipedia’, an online encyclopedia, which will be developed by National Council for Science Museums and will be jointly implemented by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Gandhinagar.”

Notably, 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

With an aim to propagate “positive Gandhian values”, Gandhipedia will be a repository of knowledge on Mahatama Gandhi and will function on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The portal will contain original photographs, visuals, speeches and the 100 collected works of Gandhiji. Books by Gandhiji will also be available on the portal apart from books that have been written on him.

According to a senior official of the Culture Ministry, the Gandhi Heritage Portal (www.gandhiheritageportal.org) which is also a repository of knowledge on Mahatma Gandhi are not in a searchable format, so in order to make these available in searchable format these are being uploaded on the Gandhipedia through optical character recognition plus technology.=

Currently, the Gandhi Heritage Portal contains Gandhian works in PDF format. The Heritage portal will continue to run simultaneously along with Gandhipedia.

Source – India New England, The Hindu

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