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First Ever Google Crowdsource Event Held at NSBM Green University Town

Naugurating the Google Crowdsource Community in Sri Lanka, the first Google Crowdsource eventwhich is organized by FOSS Community of NSBM in collaboration with IEEE Student branch of NSBM, happened at the NSBM Green University Town, on 22nd November 2017.
With Crowdsource, users can complete tasks related to handwriting recognition, image transcription and text translation. With the Google Sinhala voice assistance exclusively with the participation of 120 NSBM students, in the very near future Sri Lankans will be able to “speak” to their phone in Sinhala, and get instance searches done, tasks completed and much more.
The FOSS community of NSBM is quite active in their agenda of promoting free and open source software activities and getting the benefit to the NSBM undergraduates to improve their computer skills, participate in mega events as this, and overall, enhance the experience at School of Computing of NSBM Green University Town.
The Google Crowdsource event is one of the chain of happenings they have organized and executed.
The presenter at the event was Mr. Praveen Das, Project Manager of Google Crowdsource project. He spoke on “Google Crowdsource Project and Machine Learning principles”. A large number of students were present for this occasion, and all were thrilled to be a part of this historical event.
Vice Chancellor of NSBM Dr. E.A. Weerasinghe, Deputy Vice Chancellor Mr. ChamindaRathnayake, Dean School of Computing Mr. ChamindaWijesinghe, Academics, non-academics and many others were among those who were present.

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