Stories about Rising Voices from March, 2017
"I think the website and the content we publish on the Internet make memory. We have made memory with our videos and stories."
"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."
Swahili is the second-most-widely-used language on the African continent. Yet automatic speech recognition isn’t commercially available in this language, denying many users the information they need.
"We want to be more useful to the speakers of the language than the linguists, because the speakers are the ones who need it.”