Google a global tech giant in a groundbreaking partnership has joined forces with the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IIS) in Bengaluru for an ambitious initiative called Project Vaani. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the field of artificial intelligence (AI) research through providing open source access to cutting edge research models and datasets.
Under Project Vaani, Google and IIS will focus on sharing the first set of speech data that will encompass a staggering 4,000 hours of recordings spanning 38 different languages. This vast collection of multilingual speech data will contribute significant for advancements in speech recognition technologies and enable AI researchers to develop more accurate language inclusive models.
Google out of multiple 125 languages has committed to support a staggering number of 75 languages that had no available digital data for AI researchers to utilize before this collaboration. Making these datasets open accessible, Google and IIS aim to bridge the data gap and form a more inclusive and diverse AI atmosphere.
To facilitate easy access to this wealth of information, Google plans to provide AI experts with various tools and interfaces. The PaLM API (Application Programming Interface), MakerSuite and Vertex AI are among top platforms through which researchers will be able to leverage the extensive resources offered as a outcome of Project Vaani.
This partnership between Google and IIS marks a significant milestone in the quest for democratizing AI research and increasing collaborations in the global scientific communities. Through Open-sourcing research models and datasets, Project Vaani aims to accelerate breakthroughs in AI tech, promote linguistic diversification and empower researchers worldwide to push the boundaries of innovation.
Since Project Vaani gains momentum, it holds the potential to unlock new possibilities for speech recognition, natural language processing and multilingual AI applications whose ultimate goal is shaping the future of communication and interaction in this digital age.