Workshop on language technology for a multilingual Europe

On Thursday, May 16th, Språkbanken Sam and AI Sweden invite you to a workshop on the ongoing efforts within the Language Data Space (LDS) project to share data and develop language technology within the EU. This initiative opens up new opportunities for cross-border communication through machine translation and multilingual services for Swedish and other languages across Europe.

During the workshop, we will discuss the possibilities offered by the Language Data Space and how your organization can contribute to and benefit from the project. AI Sweden will present its work on building the next generation of large multimodal language models for Swedish, while several organizations will showcase how they have developed their organizations with the help of language technology and AI. The workshop is aimed at small and large businesses, as well as public organizations dealing with linguistic data and interested in innovation and development. The day concludes with a networking session. You are warmly welcome!

Time: Thursday, May 16th, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Location: Europahuset, floor 2. Regeringsgatan 65, Stockholm. Register by May 6th. Please note that the number of seats is limited.

Conference program

09.00 Registration with coffee and sandwich

09.15 Welcome: Johan Wult, European Commission in Sweden

09.20 Introduction: LDS workshop in Sweden

09.30 European Commission: The Digital Europe Programme and the Common European Language Data Space. Philippe Gelin, European Commission

10.00 European Language Data Space: developing a market for language data and services and benefitting from a joint European effort, Georg Rehm, DFKI and LDS Coordinator

10.30 Pause

10.50 AI and Language Technology in Sweden -- A Language Policy Perspective. Rickard Domeij, Isof and LDS representative for Sweden

11.10 GPT for Swedish and the EU project TrustLLM. Magnus Sahlgren and Danila Petrelli, AI Sweden

11.40 Panel discussion: AI och Language Technology in Sweden. How do we do it?

12.10 Lunch

13.00 How can language models from the National Library of Sweden be used for business development? Leonora Vesterbacka, KB-labb

13.20 How does Schibsted use AI and Language Technology for their Operation? Agnes Stenbom, Schibsted

13.40 Language Technology: A Tool in the Toolbox Since the Early 90s – Daily Fare for the Industry. Anne-Marie Colliander Lind, Språkföretagen

14.00 Pause

14.20 Panel discussion: Data for the Languages of Sweden. What challenges are there?

14.50 Conclusions

15.00 Networking with snacks

15.30 Ending