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World Hindi Secretariat to celebrate 8th anniversary of functioning on 15th Feb

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Moka(Mauritius): World Hindi Secretariat is going to celebrate its 8th anniversary of the official start of functioning on 15th February here in Moka.

The event is being organised by the High Commission of India to Mauritius with Ministry of Education, Human resources, Tertiary education and the scientific research of Mauritius jointly.

The event was originally scheduled to take place on 11th February but due to prevailing bad weather conditions, it had to be postponed to 15th. World Hindi Secretariat’s idea was presented during the 1975 World Hindi Conference in Nagpur by the then Mauritian Prime Minister Sir ShivSagar RamGulam.

The WHS was founded through a treaty between Indian and Mauritian Government. The functioning of WHS started in 2008 officially and since then it has been working for the global good of the Hindi.

Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the WHS during his visit to Mauritius. He also inaugurated the construction work of the head office of WHS.

On the occasion of the Republic day, Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius mentioned the work of WHS in his address about the relations of both the countries.

Mauritius has a big Indian diaspora and Indian heritage which reflects through its language and culture.

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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.

Amazon Alexa. Flickr
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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