Ngelixa sinikezela ngeqonga kwizazinzulu zaseAfrika zalo naluphi na uqeqesho ekunikezeleni ngeziphumo zophando lwazo nokunxibelelana nabanye abaphandi kwilizwekazi lase-Afrika nakwihlabathi jikelele, sikwakhuthaza iyantlukwano yolwimi [lwase-Afrika] kunxibelelwano lwabafundi ngokukhuthaza ukungeniswa kwemisebenzi yobufundisi kwimveli yesiNtu neyaseburhulumenteni iilwimi kunye nokubonelela ngezikhokelo nolwazi ngokusetyenziswa kweelwimi ezininzi kwisayensi kwiilwimi zesiNtu. U-Luke Okelo, weqela lethu, ubhala ngoguqulelo lweelwimi zase-Afrika ezisemthethweni kunxibelelwano lwabafundi apha ngezantsi.

Eli nqaku lalipapashwa ekuqaleni blog.translatescience.org/ai-and-seamless-translation-of-search-in-official-african-languages/ 

Kwimeko apho ngekhe ube nethuba lokufunda le post yangaphambili yebhlog ngoogxa wam nceda wenze njalo, isombulula ngokuchanekileyo ingxaki eyaziwayo ejongene nemeko yokupapasha yabaphengululi kwisayensi.

Malunga neelwimi ezingama-2000 ziyathethwa e-Afrika, kwaye ezi lwimi zemveli kunye nolwimi lwesintu zikwalulwimi olukhethiweyo ekusasazeni ulwazi kwizazinzulu ezininzi kwilizwe nakwilizwekazi.

Njengoko kubonisiwe kwiposti yebhlog ekhankanywe ngaphambili, uninzi lwezazinzulu zaseAfrika zinobuchule kulwimi lwesiNgesi kwaye zihlala zipapasha unxibelelwano lwezifundo zazo kwiAnglophone. Ngowama-2018 kuphela iAfricArArt eprintiweyo yokugcina iingcali ingqokelela yaseAfrika yayinezivo ezingama-25 ngesiNgesi.

Nangona kunjalo ayilahlekanga kubaphengululi abanjalo, kuquka nam, ukuba ngeli lixa sithetha iilwimi ezininzi, sijamelana nezithintelo ekuthetheni iilwimi ezininzi xa sivakalisa ezona mpapasho zibhaliweyo kwaye ngamanye amaxesha kwintetho yethu yokuthetha.

Ndiyakholelwa ekubeni iteknoloji kwindima yayo njengomncedisi wotshintsho olululo inokudlala indima ebalulekileyo ekuvaleni lo msantsa ngokusetyenziswa kweArtificial Intelligence (AI) enikezela ngenkonzo yokubonelela ngeqonga lokuguqulela elingenamthungo lomsebenzi wobunzululwazi obhalwe kwiilwimi ezahlukeneyo zaseAfrika.

Omnye wemisebenzi ephambili yenkqubo enjalo ye-AI kukwamkela amaphepha esiNgesi abhalwe ngabaphandi base-Afrika kunye nokunikezela ngenkonzo yokuguqulela engenamthungo ekhokelela ekuvelisweni kweelwimi ezininzi zase-Afrika kangangoko kunokwenzeka, ngokuchaseneyo, nangendlela eyakhiwe yakhela kwimfundo yangaphambili.

Ukucaphula umntu endisebenza naye kwiposti yebhlog yangaphambili "Ngokuqhubela phambili Ukusetyenziswa koLwimi lweNdalo (NLP), kufanelekile ukuba kube lula kwizithethi ezingezizo ezaseIndonesia [okanye zaseAfrika] ukuba ziqonde amanqaku abhalwe ngesiIndonesia [okanye iilwimi zaseAfrika]. Yiyo loo nto umthwalo wokusebenzisa isiNgesi njengolona lwimi luphambili kwisayensi ingathotywa. ”