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Makerere AI Research Lab: Launch of Luganda Common Voice Project, 30th September 2021, Bulange Gardens Mengo and Online, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EAT

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The Common Voice Project is Mozilla's initiative to democratize speech technologies. The Makerere Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab together with Mozilla are working on the Luganda Common Voice project with the end goal of creating an open Luganda speech dataset
that will stimulate innovation and research around Luganda voice technologies in Uganda.

The Common Voice platform uses Luganda text sentences which are read out loud by the members of the local community which is managed by the Makerere AI research Lab. This dataset will be used to teach machines how real people speak Luganda.

The Luganda Common Voice is officially being launched today Thursday, 30th September 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Guest of Honour: Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, The Katikkiro of Buganda

This to invite you to follow the proceedings live online via the youtube link:
https://youtu.be/AJDI7WnVNb8

Event Venue

Bulange Gardens Mengo and Online