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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 – Safeguards on Artificial Intelligence

Some language advocates are excited about potential for AI to help revitalize and promote Native languages. The emerging technology could create more accessible tools for second-language learners. At the same time, AI has implications for both tribes and individuals when it comes to using information they hold dear. AI is advancing fast, and Native experts are expressing the need for policy and legal safeguards to make sure it doesn’t trample Native values.


Dr. Ian Her Many Horses (Lakota), assistant teaching professor at the University of Colorado Boulder

Michael Running Wolf (Lakota and Cheyenne), Ph.D student studying computer science and a language advocate using AI

Dane Malenfant (citizen of Métis Nation Saskatchewan), AI researcher in Montreal

Robbie Jimerson (member of the Seneca Nation), Ph.D candidate at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)