According to UNESCO, information and knowledge in different languages are key to sustainable development. However, of 7000 languages spoken around the world, only a few have been documented in any form including digital. As a result, the free flow of ideas in different languages is impeded. This situation is creating a divide and putting these languages and associated traditional knowledge in danger of extinction, digital or otherwise. Equipping language users with the necessary digital tools to prevent this from happening requires the joint and long-term efforts of all stakeholders, including governments, language users - in particular, Indigenous peoples, academia, civil society, and the private sector.
Join us for a very interesting webinar this Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 5.00pm as we listen to Prof. S. R. M. Prasanna, IIT Dharwad, on the efforts that are underway under the AI task force of IITACB supported by MeitY, Government of India, and TIH-IoT, IIT Bombay, towards developing spoken language technologies for some of the under-resourced tribal languages of India.