The Curtain Raiser of Bhashantara 2019 laid the foundation stone of involving regional languages in all technological solutions that India builds. Bhashantara 2019, the main event, observed a new round of participation from various stakeholders who came together to discuss challenges, solutions and the future of technology powered with Indic languages. In this show, we interview a diverse set of individuals who are working towards the same.
Dr. Ajay Data - FICCI - Dr. Ajay & Paritosh [ 11:26 ]
Dr. Ajay Data - FICCI
Meet, Dr Ajay Data, the man who has his email ID in over 20 Indian languages. The Co-chair ICT and Digital Economy 2019 committee at FICCI, he is a leading personality in creation of FICCI-ILIA, the Indian Language Internet Alliance initiative. He speaks about the difference between creating layers of regional languages in the existing technology and building it in Indic from the ground-up.
Mr Anandsagar Shiralkar - Rian.io - Mr Anandsagar Shiralkar & Paritosh [ 06:52 ]
Mr Anandsagar Shiralkar - Rian.io
Studies have pointed out that as many as 75 per cent of customers prefer to buy products in their native language, this being the underlying drive at Rian.io. We got in conversation with Mr Anandsagar Shiralkar, the CEO at Rian to talk about the translation technology platform provider.
Ms Apurva Mudgal - Haptik.ai - Ms Apurva Mudgal & Paritosh [ 07:10 ]
Ms Apurva Mudgal - Haptik.ai
One of the world’s largest Conversational AI companies, Haptik, has reached over 100 million devices and processed over 2 billion conversations by 2019. With the inclusion of Indic languages, we speak with Ms Apurva Mudgal, the Director of Product and Partnerships on the way forward.
Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor - Cyber Peace Foundation - Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor & Paritosh [ 18:36 ]
Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor - Cyber Peace Foundation
Ms Jayalakshmi Chittoor is the lady who takes Child Online Safety extremely seriously. She is the Principal Consultant Government Affairs with Cyber Peace Foundation and works on a UNICEF supported project to train Law Enforcement Agencies in 8 states towards policy building and development on child online safety.
Mr Rakesh Deshmukh - Indus OS - Mr Rakesh Deshmukh & Paritosh [ 08:30 ]
Mr Rakesh Deshmukh - Indus OS
The conversation on technology and local inclusion is incomplete without the mention of Indus OS, the world’s first Regional Mobile Operating System that caters to the regional language users. Mr Rakesh Deshmukh, the Co-founder and CEO, talks about the journey and its reach.
Ms Swati Raje - Bhaashaa Foundation - Ms Swati Raje & Paritosh [ 18:14 ]
Ms Swati Raje - Bhaashaa Foundation
In this episode, we talk to the preserver of languages, Ms Swati Raje, a writer and journalist who founded the Bhaashaa Foundation. It is a decade old, voluntary, non-profit organisation based in Pune, Maharashtra that is primarily working towards the promotion, preservation, expression and dissemination of local languages and dialects.
Mr Vishwanath Jha - Saarthi.ai - Mr Vishwanath Jha & Paritosh [ 11:25 ]
Mr Vishwanath Jha - Saarthi.ai
Mr. Vishwanath Jah, is a man who is part of multiple government and industry committees which are responsible for designing policies and frameworks to spur the research ecosystem pertaining to Indian languages. He is also the Founder & CEO of Saarthi.ai, an omni-channel multilingual conversational AI enterprise platform.
Mr Sandeep Nulkar - FICCI - Mr Sandeep Nulkar & Paritosh [ 08:27 ]
Mr Sandeep Nulkar - FICCI
How closely do machine learning and human intelligence work to provide localisation solutions? Hear from Mr Sandeep Nulkar, the co-founder and CEO of Vernac Technologies which is India’s first crowdsourced translation and localisation platform. Mr Nulkar is, also part of the FICCI-ILIA, transforming the inclusion of regional languages in technology.
Ms Avantika Dixit - Lionbridge Technologies - Ms Avantika Dixit & Paritosh [ 06:03 ]
Ms Avantika Dixit - Lionbridge Technologies
What does it take to be in the business of being linguistic experts and cultural translators? Lionbridge Technologies has been doing just that for over 20 years with support in over 350 languages across the world. We speak to Ms Avantika Dixit, the Senior Global Production Manager, Operations who speaks about the journey, then and now.