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Affinity Workshop: Indigenous in AI/ML

Eating the Buffalo: Language Revitalization using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)

Shawn Tsosie

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Mon 11 Dec 9:10 a.m. PST — 9:30 a.m. PST


Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken today, nearly half of them are endangered. Automatic speech recognition (ASR) has the potential to mitigate endangerment, but ASR has high technical and resource requirements. A new organization dedicated to AI for language revitalization can help accelerate ASR's adoption for Indigenous language revitalization.‚Äč

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