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Mozilla and German development ministry tie up to support African language products

Tuesday 26 November 2019 | 10:59 CET | News
Mozilla and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) said they have joined to collect open speech data in local languages and develop local innovation ecosystems for voice-enabled products. The initiative builds on a pilot that the Open Innovation team and the Machine Learning Group started with the organisation "Digital Umuganda" earlier this year. The Rwandan start-up collects language data in Kinyarwanda, an African language spoken by over 12 million people. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Mozilla
Countries: Africa / Germany / Rwanda
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