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Hazoor App: Answers through Gurbani

A project of Khalis Foundation
group photo.jpg Prableen Kaur
Milpitas, California, US
$33,899pledged of $50,000 goal
$33,899goal: $50,000
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DONATIONS TO THIS EFFORT ARE BEING MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

Our Latest Vision

This project will be incredibly transformational for Sikhs across the world. We will be providing users with the tools to ask questions that they have and to get answers inspired completely by Gurbani. We all often have questions in our mind we want answered - where it’s something that is happening in our lives or maybe we just need some advice on a life event. Sometimes we feel we have nowhere to ask these questions anonymously. With the Hazoor app, your deepest questions can be asked privately to get answers instantly with Gurbani to help guide you.

How Does It Work? 

Let’s say you have a question such as “What happens to my soul after I die?” but are not sure where to even begin looking for the answer or how to go about asking it. Even if you don’t speak Punjabi or Gurmukhi, our Gurbani Chat Bot would make it possible for you to ask your questions and based on Natural Language Processing (NLP), our application will automatically recommend certain shabads to you, and highlight the context that applies to your specific question.

But there is more to this. We are building the next generation of Sikh-orientated apps and tools based on cutting edge technology that includes artificial intelligence and machine learning. We will be able to learn a lot from user behavior and patterns, and also improve the experience of other products whilst keeping the privacy and anonymity of the individual.

Our Inspiration

Bots are everywhere. You are probably already using many of them even at your home. Think about Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, perhaps your thermostat or even your fridge. You might have interacted with one at some point recently where you were speaking to a bot that responded and sounded like a real human. However, the responses you were being provided were by a bot, based on conversational AI that includes machine learning and NLP capabilities.

Our inspiration to build the Hazoor app comes from the emergence of chat bots over the past several years. We have the most user data for Sikhs and the largest, most accurate digital Gurbani database ever created that continues to evolve daily.

SikhiToTheMax is one of the most popular Gurbani websites as well as being the most popular Sikh desktop application. One of the capabilities missing today is precisely what we are trying to build with the Gurbani Chat Bot. Data suggests that users are looking for direct answers to their questions. Current Sikhi apps and websites are not setup to answer these types of searches, unless they are an FAQ-type database - but even these don't have the capability to answer such questions directly.

This app will also allow us to connect non-Sikhs and non-Punjabis with Gurbani who may have felt they had not have access before.

How Can You Help?

Donors can be a huge help towards this project as funding this project can help make this a reality and a success. By donating, you'll be able to help many people get questions on their mind answered in a safe space. This will be crucial for people who are researching, confused, need directions or a little help.

How Will Funds Be Used? 

We will be using funds to employ a dedicated engineer, designer and a data analyst to work on this product over a six-month period. This will be an ongoing development effort and improvements will be released overtime. Funding from this project will also be used towards building the infrastructure required to host the data and models to serve responses based on "Natural Language Processing" (machine learning).

Khalis Foundation employees a teams of paid staff located in places like the United States, India (Punjab, Delhi) Australia and Canada, and we have volunteers located globally.

Entire cost of the project will be excess of $50,000 USD but will be offset by volunteer contributions towards the technology and research. 

 

  • 01/17/2023

    Khalis Progress Update

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh Sangat Jee,

     

    The Khalis Team hopes that your new year has gone off to a great start. We wished to provide an update on the Hazoor App. We have extended a proof of concept that was built during our hackathon and tried using tensor flow within it. Various AI and non-AI technology has been researched to find out what would be the best route for this app. We are getting close to finalizing our architecture, tech stack and project plan for the Hazoor app. Following this we are hoping to start development on this architecture and walk towards reaching our milestones.

     

    We are getting closer to our target goal of $50,000 - reaching this will allow us to work on this vision at a greater capacity and allow us to fully develop this concept. Thank you to all the sangat that has donated. We would love if you could share this with your family and friends and help us reach our target.

     

    With Gratitude, 

    Khalis Team.

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

  • 11/10/2022

    Your donations will be TRIPLED!

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh Sangat Jee,

     

    There is a TRIPLE fund match starting tomorrow. Every dollar you give will be tripled in donation by Dasvandh Network. This is only available for 10 days so please help us reach our target. This will make a phenomenal impact on our funding. 

     

    Thank you so very much to every single person that has donated to the Hazoor Campaign. We really appreciate your donations, every dollar makes a difference in getting closer to creating this programme. Hazoor will provide an answer for many people, for those with doubts, queries, questions and seeking further knowledge. The greatness of this is that it will be utterly powered and inspired by Gurbani. Our Bani DB is the most accurate database in the world currently. 

     

    We still need to secure all the funds to start working on this project. We are hoping during Dasvandh week we will be able to complete the funding for this project. Each dollar you donate between 10th November and 20th November will be tripled by Dasvandh Network. 

     

    Once we have completed our funding campaign we will start looking for the key contributors of this project. This includes a committed engineer, data analyst and a designer. We hope to create this vision a reality with your help! Share with your friends and family to help us reach our goal. 

     

    If you would like to provide your input or get involved, please feel free to get in touch with us.


    With gratitude,

    The Khalis Foundation Team

  • 09/29/2022

    Update for Hazoor App

    Firstly, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to every single donor for helping us get closer to our goal of creating this app. You are playing an immensely valuable role in helping us create this life-changing tool that will impact lives of Sikhs/Non-Sikhs across the world. This will be be a tool that will help so many lives through the words of Gurbani. Many of us have questions/doubts or need some general guidance in the day, Hazoor will provide this. With the Hazoor app, your deepest questions can be asked privately to get answers instantly.

     

    We still need help reaching our target goal so we would love if you could share this with your family and friends! This will really allow us to start moving forward with our plans and make this into a great reality. 

     

    Once we have secured all funds we will start looking for the key workers that will aid in making this vision. These employees include a dedicated engineer, designer and a data analyst to work on this product over a six-month period. 

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Taranjeet Singh Bhatia $100.00 January 2023
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Match Fund $350.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $150.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $100.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $30.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $10.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $200.00 November 2022
Rose Kaur Sahi $200.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $642.00 November 2022
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P Singh $2,500.00 November 2022
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Match Fund $100.00 November 2022
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Manpreet Singh $300.00 October 2022
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