AFRICAN NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (NLP): Looking Back to the Future
When: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 10:30am
Vukosi Marivate, Chair of Data Science and leader of the Data Science for Social Impact group, will describe his work to ensure that African languages and local language tasks “count” on the African continent and beyond. Such research into African NLP is part of an important multidisciplinary conversation. As large language models continue to power the dominant paradigm in conversational “AI,” these technologies focus on English (especially as spoken in North America) and other “western” languages and populations.