Breakout Session: Counter-Narratives to Cyberextremism Through Apps and Video Games
Aaditeshwar Seth is the co-founder of Gram Vaani, a startup that builds innovative community media technologies for poor and marginalized communities to voice their opinions and demands. Gram Vaani is a pioneer in using voice-based technologies to build interactive applications for poorly literate and low income communities. Aaditeshwar is a member of the Department of Computer Science at IIT Delhi, where he runs the ACT4D (Appropriate Computing Technologies for Development) research group. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a B. Tech from IIT Kanpur. Work by Aaditeshwar's team is used by over 100 organizations in India and elsewhere, and has influenced the use of ICTs for development within many international aid and development organizations.