For The 1st Time:  AI Tool Used For Real-time Translation of PM Modi’s Speech Into Tamil

The Bhashini technology, driven by , was utilized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide a real-time translation of his Hindi speech to his Tamil audience.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Kashi Tamil Sangamam 2.0 on Sunday at Namo Ghat in Kashi and the Kashi Tamil Sangamam Express, which runs between Kanyakumari and Varanasi. Modi landed in Varanasi on Sunday. An innovative experiment was conducted during his address at Kashi Tamil Sangamam. Those in the audience who understood Tamil could use a new translation tool called ‘Bhashini,’ based on artificial intelligence (AI).

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Prime Minister Modi declared for the first time, “We are using this AI technology.” He then urged the people of Tamil Nadu to put their earbuds on so they could hear him. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the modern technology recently implemented here. The prime minister concluded his speech by expressing his hope that the fresh beginning would make it simpler for him to contact you.

In response to Prime Minister Modi’s usage of the term “Bhashini” in his speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hailed the move as a “promising step” by the PMO. “Today at Kashi Tamil Sangamam, the took an exciting step forward”. #National Mission’s Bhashini is a digital product. A joint effort between Bhashini and AI translated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address into Tamil, according to an X post by the Finance Minister.

BASHANI, WHAT IS IT?

The ‘Bhashini‘ technology uses artificial intelligence to translate between different Indian languages, allowing speakers of one language to converse with those of another who do not understand their home tongue. You may get to it using the corresponding applications for Android and iOS. A dedicated “Bhasadaan” part of the app lets users pitch in with various crowdsourcing projects. As part of his two-day tour, Prime Minister Modi will unveil and inaugurate 37 projects in Varanasi and Purvanchal, with a combined value of over Rs 19,000 crore. He arrived on Sunday. “There is a unique connection between Tamil Nadu and Kashi. You are all more than simply visitors; you are my family. The Kashi Tamil Sangamam, I am pleased to have you here today. “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” is the prime minister’s motto, and he used the opening of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam to reiterate this idea.

Traveling from Tamil Nadu to Kashi is like passing through Mahadev’s homes. If you travel from Tamil Nadu to Kashi, you will travel from Madurai Meenakshi to Kashi Vishalakshi. He said this was why the people of Kashi and Tamil Nadu share a particular and distinct link of love and affection.