Cell phone technology for the developing world [video]

Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

How does a woman in a remote village in India get the information she needs for her ailing child? Through the use of cheap and increasingly accessible mobile phones and voice based applications like those created by Tapan Parikh, Assistant Professor at the School of Information at University of California, Berkeley. Parikh's voice based service allows anyone with a cell phone to take an image or record a question and get help from a professional anywhere within the country.

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