'Gandhipedia' to be prepared with Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Animesh Mukherjee will lead

Nov 29 2019 05:20 PM
'Gandhipedia' to be prepared with Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Animesh Mukherjee will lead

Two Indian Institutes of Technology and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM - National Council of Science Museums) will jointly create 'Gandhipedia'. This decision has been taken with reference to the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. On Friday, November 29, IIT Kharagpur informed that this entire project will be completed with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This Gandhipedia will have an online collection of letters, books written by Mahatma Gandhi. In the first phase, more than 40 books written by Mahatma Gandhi can be converted into digital format. The statement issued by IIT Kharagpur said that through these books it will also help to connect all the people of the society who influenced or inspired Mahatma Gandhi.

It is being said that the first phase of this project will be completed in March next year. While the other four phases are expected to be completed by March of 2024. Apart from NCSM and IIT Kharagpur, IIT Gandhinagar is also involved in this project. The NCSM is an autonomous organization functioning under the Ministry of Culture. Prof. Animesh Mukherjee of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur said that Mahatma Gandhi's book 'My Experiments with Truth' would be the first book to be used to rebuild his social network. Pro. Animesh Mukherjee is leading the project. He informed that a total of 100 works of Mahatma Gandhi including books, letters will be uploaded on this portal. It is being said that the first phase of this project will be completed in March next year. While the other four phases are expected to be completed by March of 2024.

Apart from NCSM and IIT Kharagpur, IIT Gandhinagar is also involved in this project. The NCSM is an autonomous organization functioning under the Ministry of Culture. Prof. Animesh Mukherjee of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur said that Mahatma Gandhi's book 'My Experiments with Truth' would be the first book to be used to rebuild his social network. Pro. Animesh Mukherjee is leading the project. He informed that a total of 100 works of Mahatma Gandhi including books, letters will be uploaded on this portal.

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