Rishab, a 12th Grader, develops AI Applications in 9 Indian languages and demonstrates the same to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Hyderabad, November 27, 2023….. In a remarkable display of innovation and social commitment, Rishab, a 12th-grade student at Rockwell International School in Hyderabad, has developed an AI application called ‘Sabka Vikaas.’ The application aims to provide information on over 1200 government schemes in nine vernacular languages, including Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, specifically catering to the underprivileged.
The boy gave a demo of the same to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India during his tour to Sherlingampally Constituency on Sunday. The Minister later tweeted the photo and spoke about his visit to Sherlingmpally constituency and interaction with people there.
The ‘Sabka Vikaas’ app allows users, particularly women, to communicate in their native language, making information about central and state-level schemes more accessible. Users can specify their demographic details, such as being women, children, or specially-abled, and describe their situation. The application then uses this information to find and present relevant government schemes applicable to their needs. Importantly, the app responds in the user’s native language through voice technology, further breaking down barriers.
The honourable minister commended Rishab as a young visionary who has taken the initiative to leverage technology and AI to assist underserved communities. Minister Chandrasekhar spent time discussing the potential of refining the application for large-scale deployment, aligning with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of ‘New India’s Techade.’
The minister emphasized the crucial role of AI, particularly Generative AI, in realizing a seamless interface for 1.3 billion Indians to access government schemes. He highlighted the need for AI to be developed in various Indian languages to ensure widespread accessibility, drawing parallels with the success of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) in the country’s digital transformation.
Minister Chandrasekhar, in a visionary statement, underscored the imperative to develop AI for India using local languages and data. He stressed that solutions for India’s unique challenges must be crafted within the country by young innovators. According to him, this is a pivotal moment for Young India to actively participate in India’s Techade. Looking ahead, he predicted that, similar to the global success of UPI, the world would turn to India for the development of innovative, globally applicable solutions.
The minister expressed immense satisfaction that young innovators like Rishab are not only embracing technology while still in high school but are also developing solutions tailored specifically to India’s needs.
The ‘Sabka Vikaas’ application stands as a testament to the positive impact that young innovators like Rishab can have on society by leveraging technology for social welfare. As the application continues to evolve, it has the potential to play a pivotal role in connecting underprivileged individuals with the government schemes designed to uplift and support them.