‘Ekushey Bangla’ a keyboard with artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time was inaugurated at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Tuesday, a day before the International Mother Language Day.
Eminent author and SUST teacher Prof Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal inaugurated the swift keyboard at M A Wazed Miah IICT Building of the university.
A team of Computer Science and Engraining (CSE) Department led by Assistant Professor Biswapriyo Chakrabarty developed the keyboard.
The other members of the team are, Uthu Nu, Biddha Chandra Banik, Goutam Chowdhury and Faisal Haque – all students.
While inaugurating the keyboard, Zafar Iqbal said “As the keyboard is built with artificial intelligence, it will be able to understand automatically what the user wishes to write. Previously annoyingly we had to use English letters for writing Bangla words but from now it will not happen.”
“Anyone without knowing to type properly will be able to learn typing on the keyboard with artificial intelligence and swiftness, users can write on it only with touch.”, he added.
Assistant professor Biswapriyo Chakrabarty said “After entering first few letters on the keyboard, it will be able to understand the require massage of the user’s mind automatically.”
They will be updating the keyboard on regular basis, he said.
Chairman of Computer Science and Engraining (CSE) department, Dr Reza Salim, Professor Dr. Shahidur Rahman and Professor Dr. Jahirul Islam were also present there.