How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages

How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages


Publication Title
CBC News
Publication/Creation Date
January 29 2022
Creators/Contributors
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (creator)
Sara Child (contributor)
North Island College (contributor)
Sanyakola Foundation (contributor)
Caroline Running Wolf (contributor)
University Of British Columbia (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Two Indigenous researchers in B.C. are working on projects that use technology in order to help revitalize and teach the Kwak'wala language. Sara Child, a Kwagu'ł band member and professor in Indigenous education at North Island College in Courtenay is helping to create artificial intelligence and speech recognition tools to "recapture and reclaim language that is trapped in archives". 

Caroline Running Wolf, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia is creating immersive experiences using virtual and augmented reality in order to help others (re)connect to land, culture, and language. 
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Eye
Source
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-indigenous-language-preservation-ai-1.6332285

Date archived
February 1 2022
Last edited
February 1 2022
How to cite this entry
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). (January 29 2022). "How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages". CBC News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5651