MeitY may soon integrate ChatGPT with WhatsApp for key government schemes

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Source: The post is based on the article “MeitY may soon integrate ChatGPT with WhatsApp for key government schemes” published in Indian Express on 13th February 2023.

What is the News?

Bhashini, a small team at the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), is currently building a WhatsApp-based chatbot that relies on information generated by ChatGPT to return appropriate responses to queries. 

What is the Government of India working on?

The Government of India is reportedly working on a ChatGPT-powered WhatsApp chatbot to help Indian farmers learn about various government schemes.

The chatbot will also let users send a question via voice notes. This will help numerous farmers in India who may not be familiar with typing on smartphones. 

What is ChatGPT?

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BHASHINI is a local language translation mission that aims to break the barrier between various Indian tongues by using available technology.

It seeks to enable easy access to the internet and digital services in Indian languages, including voice-based access, and help the creation of content in Indian languages.

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What is Bhasha Daan?

It is an ambitious project which aims to crowdsource voice datasets in multiple Indian languages as part of Project BHASHINI. 

On the project’s website, people can contribute in three key ways: by recording their voice samples in multiple Indian languages by reading out a piece of text, typing out a sentence being played, and translating text in one language into another.

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