Reverie and NASSCOM to host RevHack, an Indian language based hackathon

By Press Release | Published on 15 Jan 2020
Reverie and NASSCOM to host RevHack, an Indian language based hackathon

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Reverie Language Technologies and NASSCOM are hosting a hackathon focused on digital equality, by encouraging innovation in technologies meant for users in local and regional languages. The hackathon, to be held in Bengaluru, has categories for multiple use cases, and based on various technologies such as text to speech, speech to text and machine translation. The full press release is below. 

#RevHack - India’s first Indian language-based hackathon for digital equality

Bengaluru, Tuesday, January 14, Reverie Language Technologies, leaders in comprehensive full-stack Indic language localization and user engagement solutions and NASSCOM will be co-hosting #RevHack, India’s first Indian language-based hackathon. On Saturday, January 18, over 200 participants will be battling it out to build solutions to drive “Language Equality on the Indian Internet.” 

RevHack has drawn participation from experts and enthusiasts who aim to build multilingual tech solutions for Indic language first Indians. Themed around creating an ecosystem for solving problems in digital Indian language space, the participants will be using technology to build and deliver a functional prototype that solves the problems in Indic language content creation and localization. The participants will have access to Reverie’s language APIs - Speech-to-text, Text-to-speech, and Neural Machine Translation.

Vertical-wide API use cases-

API

Industry

Use cases

Speech to Text ASR

Banking

Phone Banking, ATM cash withdrawal, Mobile finance

Payment Apps

Payment of utility bills, grocery shopping, buying train tickets etc.

Health care

Booking appointments, getting reminders, health monitors, personal assistant healthcare apps

Transport

Interactive kiosks, mobile apps, GPS devices

Text-to-speech

Accessibility

Speech-enabled website, digital talking books, communication devices for speech-enabled people

Banking and Finance

Stock market notification, phone banking, mobile finance

Entertainment

Mobile Gaming, game consoles, set-top box, Smart TVs, smart toys

Health care

Dial-in pharmacy, medical devices, health monitors

Learning

e-learning, language learning, Mobile learning, simulation training

Public safety

Emergency alerts, PA systems

Neural Machine Translation (NMT)

Several

Translation, Text-to-speech applications, ASR

India has a literacy rate of 69.1% and only .01% of Indic content is available on the internet for consumption. While there will be 536 million language first digital users in India by 2021, there still is a long way to go for achieving “Language Equality on the internet”. With the first edition of #RevHack we look forward to inspiring coders, developers, and the student community to create innovative Indic language technology-based solutions so that the internet can be truly accessible for all. Our regional language users can progress beyond browsing and India can realize the potential of the next 500 million users.”, comments Arvind Pani, CEO and Co-founder of Reverie Language Technologies.

Join the RevHack community on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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