Building NLP in Africa
ICML 2022 Hybrid Social
Baltimore Convention Center, USA
African NLP is more than just a lack of data, it's African expression, it's decolonisation, it's poetry, literature and music. Whether your African or simply excited by Africa, you are welcome here.
Whether you're African, working on African NLP or just interested to be involved, please join us - we're so excited to have you join us!
We are organizing a unique (not to miss) socializing session
Sunday, 17th of July 2022 (9 AM EST) (convert to your timezone)
Sign up for the social here, and we will send you the link to join
No ICML registration is required! Anyone can come!
We will be operating with the official ICML Code of Conduct
Salomey Osei, PhD Student at University of Deusto, Spain
Bonaventure Dossou, Mila Quebec AI Institute, Canada
We are planning to have a 2-hour event, with invited talks and a panel discussion. The final program would be shortly so stay tuned!
Masakhane African NLP Community
MASAKHANE is an research effort for natural language processing for African languages that is OPEN SOURCE, CONTINENT-WIDE, DISTRIBUTED and ONLINE.
You don't need to be a NLP researcher to join us! We want anyone passionate about African languages to join. So we have many major ways to help:
Accessing or creating datasets
Analysing and evaluation of models
Mentoring budding NLP practitioners
Being a story teller - capturing our journey
Join our Slack
Request to join our Google Group - this will add you to our weekly meetings