At the recent Interceltic Business Forum in Galway, we were privileged to host a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on a topic close to our hearts: AI and minority languages. Our panelists, esteemed leaders in their fields, shared insights that left us inspired and hopeful for the future of linguistic diversity.

In this captivating session, experts from Mideind.is, Galvia, and Údarás na Gaeltachta came together to explore the transformative potential of AI in preserving endangered languages such as Irish and Icelandic. Through innovative partnerships with industry giants like OpenAI, they're not just developing language models; they're revitalizing entire linguistic ecosystems.

But the journey doesn't end there. As organizers committed to fostering inclusivity and accessibility, we recognize the challenges posed by the digital divide. That's why discussions like these are so crucial. By shining a spotlight on the intersection of technology and tradition, we're taking the first steps toward bridging this gap and ensuring that every voice is heard.

As you immerse yourself in the dialogue, you'll hear firsthand accounts of the founding stories behind these groundbreaking initiatives. From John Clancy's vision for Galvia to Linda Heimisdóttir's pioneering work at Mideind.is, each story serves as a testament to the power of innovation in preserving linguistic heritage.

But don't just take our word for it. We invite you to join the conversation and watch the full session. Click here to access the video and witness the magic of AI in action as it breathes new life into endangered languages.

Together, let's embark on a journey of discovery and empowerment. Let's harness the power of AI to ensure that no language is left behind.

Summary

The conversation explores the use of AI in preserving endangered languages, with a focus on Irish and Icelandic. The panelists discuss their partnerships with OpenAI and the challenges they face in developing language models for their respective languages. They also highlight the importance of bridging the digital divide and the potential of AI in enhancing cultural preservation. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the role of open source models and the need for collaboration among Celtic nations.

Takeaways

- Partnerships with AI companies like OpenAI can help in developing language models for endangered languages.

- The digital divide poses challenges for minority language communities, and AI can play a role in bridging this gap.

- Open source models offer opportunities for the development of language models for endangered languages.

- Collaboration among Celtic nations can lead to the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages through AI.

- AI can enhance cultural preservation by providing services and representation in minority languages.

Sound Bites

"If we are not going to fight for our language and do whatever it takes, then maybe nobody else is going to do it."

"There are broader impacts around creativity and the very distinctiveness that makes us who we are and what makes us different in many different ways."

"Do whatever works and what you're comfortable with is, I think, the answer here."

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