Dr Kalika Bali, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research India delivered a talk on Building Language Technologies for Underserved Communities at the WiCS Round Table on 1 November 2021. Advita Srivastav (UG batch of 2024) and Prashasti Agarwal (UG Batch of 2022), Vice President of WiCS moderated the session.
The talk included discussions around amplifying human ingenuity with intelligent technology, state of linguistic diversity in NLP and Project Karya, a smartphone-based crowdsourcing platform, the current project of her team. At the end of the talk, an exclusive QnA session was moderated by Vrinda Khandelwal (ASP Batch of 2022) where Dr Bali shared her journey and challenges faced as a Woman in STEM.
The session fulfilled the aim of the Women In Computing Society to spread awareness regarding inclusivity in STEM.