Natural Language Processing for Peace
As part of our innovation work, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA) is investing into low resource languages and machine learning applications to expand inclusivity in peace processes. In June 2020, DPPA together with the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen launched the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted, large-scale virtual consultations with Yemeni citizens on the opportunities and challenges of the ongoing peace process. The platform allows for dialogues in local dialect. In partnership with an academic consortium of natural language processing experts, DPPA’s Innovation Cell continues to advance language resources and tools for conflict-relevant local dialects combined its technology-enabled analytical products.