Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017

  • 1. An embedded ai system for enhancement of computer literacy rate with case study in india

    Authors : Somsubhra Gupta, Ritadrik Chowdhury

    Pages : 36-44

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.84.05

    Keywords : Intelligent, Literacy, Pervasive, Prototype, Surfer, Ubiquitous.

    Abstract :

    Literacy means the ability to read and write. By that mean, a one - fourth of India’s population is illiterate, according to the 2011 census. If the functional literacy is taken into consideration, one that extends beyond the ability of rudimentary reading and affixing a signature to paper, the experience says close to 40% of Indian people are functionally illiterate. On the other hand, due to the revolution in communications media in the past two decades, the entire world is gradually migrating to digital communication through mobile phones, computers, emails, internet, radio, television, tablets, touch screens, text messages, voice calls, and so on. This will lead to a better percentage of digitally literate people than those traditionally literate, especially if the use of cell phones is taken into consideration as a benchmark. In the recent past, it has been observed that less than 7% people live in India are belonging to the digitally illiterate class. “Let’s look at some of the prevailing scenario if 100% digital literacy is planned to be achieved before the next census takes place in 2021. According to some estimates, computer literacy in India is just 6.5%. The Internet penetration is still less than 10%. While radio and television reach is less than 150 million households, the mobile phone outreach is more than 53% of about 330 million households. It seems to be a hugely challenging task to target 330 million without institutionalization of the effort with allocated budget, however, a huge digital literacy penetration can be achieved if the sectors are targeted those live in the shadow areas of digital revolution. Panchayats (local governing bodies), for instance, have three million elected members and almost all of them are digitally illiterate. Involving the panchayati raj ministry, they can be targeted through 250,000 gramsabhas (village councils)” Everybody needs an Operating System which is fast, reliable and user friendly. Ordinarily, the system is commonly used for few specific, trivial and predefined tasks aided by internet. Sometime the plug-ins is used to satisfy these job needs but not all the time or all the needs. E.g. the tasks need an easy access to any text editor or chart maker. These may be annexed with the need of entertainment viz. music or small ranged games. The browsers have close watch on several plug-ins which can be accessed by Computer literate classes only. The problem is, those operating systems are failed to take attentions on the field which are used for entertainment, relaxation and quick access for all. The presented work proposes an integrated intelligent System open to meet these criterions. The expected outcome of this work is a portable and handy Intelligent System, termed SURFER, that can provide the common users to execute common activities with decision making ability.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Somsubhra Gupta, Ritadrik Chowdhury, "An embedded ai system for enhancement of computer literacy rate with case study in india", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=918&j_id=3827, Volume 8 Issue 4 - July 2017, 36-44, #ijltetorg