Link: “Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech

Original post found at: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/maori-language-tech

Great article. A Māori-run non-profit, Te Hiku Media, has collected hundreds of hours of audio recordings of Māori speakers speaking their language, which they want to create text-to-speech tools and the like… so of course, gigantic corporates have swooped in and tried to convince Te Hiku to surrender their data so they (the big profits) can sell access to the tools back to Māori people for $$$. Te Hiku steadfastly refused, and also sought to educate others as to why data sovereignty is so important.