Digital India Bhashini Mission is a mission by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The mission envision harnessing natural language technologies to create a diverse ecosystem of contributors, partnering entities and citizens for the purpose of transcending language barriers, thereby ensuring digital inclusion and digital empowerment in an Atma Nirbhar Bharat. To this end, the Mission aims to develop a public digital platform for making available open source artificial intelligence (AI) models in Indian languages to enable speech-to-text and text-to-speech conversion and optical character recognition in these languages and also to enable text-to-text translation and transliteration among these languages and English. Development and efficacy of the AI models requires large and good quality language datasets in speech and text forms for the 22 scheduled languages of India, Manipuri language is one of these languages.
Engagement - brief overview of the role:
Job is to collect voice data from around 2000+ individuals from across 16 districts in Manipur. It will be divided among 6 Coordinators. Voice data is just the conversation between the Coordinator and participants. The conversation will be recorded using mobile apps which will be installed in the participants' mobile phones. The conversation with the participants is done using a structure through our andoird app.
Interaction with participants will happen at a designated place like a hotel in the district town.
Each interaction with each participant usually takes around 4 hours to complete.
Coordinators will move to all the districts one after another. You will need to even stay in the hotels for hill districts.
This is an engagement of minimum 6 months starting from 15th of April 2023.
You will be provided proper orientation before jumping into actual interaction with participants.
Requirements from the applicants
Natives of Manipuri who are native Manipuri speakers, who can read Meitei Mayek.
We need people who are fluent in English both spoken and written for smooth work flow though the interaction with participants for voice data collection will purely in Manipuri.
We need good conversationalist. The interaction with the participants will involve talking about the interest areas of each of the participants. It can be anything under the sun even recent Finance or Tech or Politics stuffs. You will lead and continue the conversation on the particular topic to sound like a natural conversation.
We need people who are people friendly, welcoming and open to everyone. So who can easily lead a conversation with a stranger.
Though the main task is to interact with participants, Coordinators usually need laptop for occasional deskwork. Therefore, we give priority to those has a laptop.
This work is purely 9-5 job. We expect full time commitment.
Any University Graduate is eligible. We encourage people from Journalism, Mass Comm. for the role. And, we highly encourage women to apply for this.
Coordinators are paid Rs.500/participants recorded. Each coordinator will cover 48 participants per month. Then, it comes Rs.24000/month as your take home amount.
This is for immediate joining. Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description about yourself which aren't mentioned in your CV either in the email itself or in a separate document.
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