The Global Digital Library – prototyping new reading experiences with AI
The GDL project will host a workshop and speak at the conference. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Time: March 6, 16.30-18.00.
Place: Room 3 at the conference venue
In this workshop the Global Digital Library team will demonstrate how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to create new reading experiences, using Google Voice Assistant to facilitate a simple conversation between the end-user and the GDL platform.
The workshop will also include a live demo of the GDL platform and its localization capabilities, and participants will get the opportunity to test the translation of books on the platform.
The workshop will be organized in collaboration with the Global Book Alliance and All Children Reading. The Global Book Alliance (GBA) was created with the aim of ensuring that all children can access the books they need to learn to read by 2030. Alliance Steering Committee members include major global education stakeholders such as UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, DFID, Norad and the World Bank.
Leading the charge to ensure greater access to reading materials is the GBA’s flagship initiative, the Global Digital Library (GDL). The GDL collects existing high quality open educational reading resources, and makes them available on web, mobile and for print. The GDL offers resources in 23 languages, and by end 2020 the platform will offer at least 100 languages. The GDL facilitates translation and localization of GDL-resources to more than 300 languages.
Agenda for the workshop:
- Welcome, Liv Marte Nordhaug – Norad
- Demo of the GDL platform, Christer Gundersen – GDL
- Demo of translation
- Workshop participants trying out translation into their languages.