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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Air India pilots who will make onboard announcements in Hindi will be now be rewarded by the state run Air India Airlines Authority.

“Pilots should make announcements  in Hindi as well, as it is our national language. We will encourage them to use Hindi in the cockpit while making onboard announcements,” an AAI official told a news portal.

“Air India is one of the oldest organisations promoting Hindi in the country. So, the latest orders are nothing but a reiteration of the same,” the NDTV quoted.

During a recent meeting between civil aviation ministry and airline management this issue had come up for discussion and decided to use Hindi.

Record of announcement along with flight details would be maintained by aircraft operating staff.

The use of Hindi in public offices and public life has been stressed by Narendra Modi -led NDA government after it came to power in May last year.

“I have taken a decision that we will give priority to the promotion of Hindi in all communications… because it is our official language,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rejiju had said last year.

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Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Learn Hindi And Other Indian Languages

Apart from Hindi, using "Cleo" customers can respond to Alexa's English statements in Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati and other Indian languages.

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Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages.

Using the new “Cleo” skill, Amazon allows users to teach Alexa more about Indian languages and culture by interacting with the voice assistant.

“During each round, Alexa will ask you to say at least five things in your language. She may ask you to say something specific in the chosen language or to just say anything at all,” the company said in a statement.

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Amazon Alexa. Flickr

The process of creating new languages for Alexa benefits data availability, computing power and machine learning, in which systems improve organically as they incorporate more data.

Cleo’s availability in India will help improve Alexa’s language model and help her to gradually speak in local languages, the company added.

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These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as the free Alexa app for smartphones.

Apart from Hindi, using “Cleo” customers can respond to Alexa’s English statements in Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati and other Indian languages. (IANS)

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