Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is now hosting a “Love Your Language” forum to encourage Indian language representation on the internet at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) is taking place over a five day period, ending tomorrow.
Google stated that it aims to provide better representation for some Indian languages, Currently, Google can translate 9 out of the 22 official Indian languages and aims to popularize all those languages by making them more internet friendly. The event is open to participants and spectators alike.
The forum looks to aid in gaining more input from the community to enable Google to enhance its translation of Indian languages, and thus make content on the internet more accessible to people in the country. Sapna Chadha, marketing manager of Google India, said that putting Google tools up for Indian users will help in the building of a web that will work for millions globally. She added that the festival is very popular for bringing together all those who are passionate about the culture and language.
Google has set up a demonstration zone at the Google Mughal Tent at the JLF with the aim of helping people learn more about Google Translate. Highlights of Indian culture and heritage will also be available for festival-visitors on the Google Cultural Institute. A virtual display of Indian monuments, art works as well as narratives will be presented at a dedicated zone at the festival. Arguably the biggest literature festival in India started onThursday and will end on the 25th.