Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Zainab ObaidSEECSUndergraduateFourth14besezobaid@seecs.edu.pk
1Ibrahim UsmaniSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beseiusmani@seecs.edu.pk
1Taha Raza RashidSEECSUndergraduateFourth14besetrashid@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Hardware related queries might be raised.

Idea Details

Idea Name: Voice-based Assitant
Slogan: Khadim - Does it all.
Supervisor Name: Dr. Muhammad Ali Tahir
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: DoC
Contact number: -
Email ID: ali.tahir@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    The project aims to provide self-operating homes with the help of a voice based system that will take commands from the user in Urdu and perform them accordingly.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    A huge part of our society is still unable to speak English properly. Very little work is being done for those differently privileged people who can only communicate in Urdu. An average Pakistani should be provided with the same benefits as those living in the first world countries.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   In Pakistan, the literacy rate is below 60% which goes to show that a huge population cannot operate systems deployed in English language. Our aim is to bridge this gap and bring them up to speed with the rest of the world.
How will the solution works
    The project will have Natural Language Processing and a Voice Engine, both operating on Urdu language. The hardware options are being explored at the moment. There are some Arduino based systems but their up-scaling is resistant to the electrical grids provided in Pakistan. The system will detect a command given in Urdu, interpret it and perform the action that the user has asked it to.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Google Home and Alexa are the major competitors whenever someone talks about automated homes. However, these systems haven't been deployed in third world, non-English speaking countries. Our solution has been tailored to the requirements of the Pakistani society by keeping the input system in Urdu.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2335)