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Digital inclusion: Information and Knowledge for all

Straight from the heart chapter 18


To address the significant lack of Indian language content on the Internet, there is a pressing need to create a large volume of content. This can be achieved through translation from other languages (mainly English), and subsequent publication online. However, manual methods alone can’t bridge this gap, necessitating the urgent development of machine translation (MT) capabilities for Indian languages as well as English-to-Indian language translation. No single company or entity, including any government, can accomplish this alone.
Creating new content in multiple languages is both expensive and non-scalable. The manual translation is also costly, and therefore businesses find it challenging to justify the budgets and ROI. While ChatGPT and similar services offer a solution for content creation tasks, MT emerges as the most viable answer for translating content into multiple languages.
Thanks to the rapid advancements in AI, neural network technology is now capable of producing high-quality MT systems at a reduced cost. MT not only assists translators but can also perform translations autonomously. It can be trained to follow specific styles and terminologies as per the branding requirements of your company.
Being multilingual becomes cost-effective, quick, and a no-brainer for any business, using MT. This technology has the potential to bridge the linguistic gap caused by linguistic diversity in the country, providing equal opportunities to receive and make use of information and knowledge for all.