An Indian research group backed by Microsoft and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is planning to make use of generative AI. This is the technology which is behind chatbot sensation ChatGPT thatc has an objective to make information on government schemes accessible in multiple languages.
The name of the bot is Jugalbandi bot which is typically named after a duet where two musicians riff off each other. The Jugalbandi bot make the utilization of language models from government-backed AI4Bharat and artificial intelligence tech by the help of Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service.
The Jugalbandi bot is operating over WhatsApp messaging service. This bot can understand questions in 10 Indian languages and can also retrieve the information that is usually written in English on government websites.
As per the news and information of Microsoft, the bot is capable to bridge the language barrier in India where English is spoken by just 11 % people of the total population.
Here are some of the issues that are tackled by the Jugalbandi bot-
Like Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing, The Jugalbandi bot can deliver answers that seem convincing but are made up of a tendency that has been called hallucination.
Pratyush Kumar, co-principal investigator at AI4Bharat and a principal researcher at Microsoft Research India mentioned that sometimes these models can cause mistakes.
Pratyush Kumar also said that AI4Bharat is trying to find the solutions to such issues by seeking feedback from organizations such as Gram Vaani, a Delhi-based social enterprise that closely works with farmers.