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C-DAC has been asked to work with private sector players to develop a voice command system that is sensitive to a range of Indian languages and accents, the officials said.
"Once the project is established, the private sector can move in, as we did in the case of Aakash (tablets)," Sibal said.
Safety of women is the first item on the agenda of the Congress party's two-day "chintan shivir" in Jaipur next week, and Sibal's initiative looks set to receive the backing of the party leadership. A section of Congress leaders believes that a technological solution of this kind could be a "game changer" for the ruling party, which has been facing all-round flak for failing to ensure safety of women even in the national capital.