AI @ SIL
SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.
Our Vision for AI
We long to see people flourishing in community as the benefits of AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) extend to local language speakers desiring to engage in the digital sphere.
WHAT WE BUILD
AI systems to promote flourishing through greater access to & engagement with God's word and local churches.
Foundation models and datasets that are linguistically diverse and that promote more diverse NLP research and AI-driven products.
NLP functionality that represents how people actually use their language(s) and for all modalities of language; written, spoken, & signed.
Technology designed with local language communities, considering the impacts of what we build and the desires of those communities.
Multilingual Chat Platform
This platform allows users to build chatbots in a "multilingual first" manner, with one bot interacting in multiple languages and cross lingual Natural Language Understanding (NLU).
SIL is expanding language possibilities by curating and contributing to the corpus of available multilingual text, audio, and video datasets.
SIL is training linguistically diverse foundation, or base, models that will catalyze a variety of local language functionality downstream.
SIL is publishing research in leading journals, often in collaboration with academic partners, contributing to the advancement of AI scholarship.