19 - 23 August 2024 Virtual

Nigerian Languages, Data & Sci-Tech Conference

In Nigeria, a country renowned for its linguistic diversity, the intersection of traditional languages and modern technology presents both challenges and opportunities. As the world increasingly relies on digital platforms and artificial intelligence, indigenous Nigerian languages risk being sidelined, threatening their vitality and cultural significance.

One of the primary challenges is the limited representation of Nigerian languages in digital spaces. Many technological advancements are developed primarily in English or other foreign languages, leaving speakers of indigenous languages at a disadvantage. This digital divide not only hinders access to information but also perpetuates the marginalization of local languages.

However, amidst these challenges lie promising prospects for the integration of Nigerian languages into the digital landscape. With concerted efforts, technology can serve as a powerful tool for language preservation and revitalization. Innovations such as language recognition software, translation tools, and digital content creation platforms offer avenues for promoting indigenous languages in the digital sphere, however, there is insufficient linguistic data to achieve these initiatives..

Furthermore, availability of initiatives aimed at promoting digital literacy and access can facilitate greater inclusion of Nigerian languages in both science and technology. By empowering communities with the skills and resources to engage with digital platforms in their native languages, we can bridge the digital divide and foster cultural pride. Register to participate.

The Nigerian Languages, Data and Science Technology Conference (NLDSTC) serves as a platform for stakeholders to come together and address these pressing issues. Through collaborative discussions, workshops, and presentations, participants explore strategies for promoting linguistic diversity in the digital age. From language revitalization efforts to advocacy for language rights, the conference provides a space for innovation and collaboration.

As we navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of technology, it is essential to prioritize the preservation and promotion of Nigerian languages. By embracing the challenges and leveraging the opportunities presented by technology, we can ensure that indigenous languages remain vibrant and relevant in our increasingly digital world.



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