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 you're 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, University of Deusto (Spain)
Bonaventure F. P. Dossou, Deep Learning Research, Mila Quebec AI Institute (Canada)
We are planning to have a 2-hours event, with invited talks and a panel discussion.
NLP Researcher for African Languages, co-founder of MasakhaneNLP
Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA AI
Topic: State of NLP in African Languages
Deborah D. Kanubala (Moderator)
PhD Student in Probabilistic Machine Learning, University of Saarland (Germany)
Chris C. Emezue
Master's Student in Mathematics for Data Science at Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Masakane & Mila & HuggingFace
Co-Founder & CTO
Master's Student in Computational Linguistics at MontClair State University (USA)
Masakhane & TangibleAI
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
So we can feature you on our webpage masakhane.io, please fill in our membership form HERE