Education & Capacity Building Working Group meeting: Digital Inclusion in Action: CommuniCity’s Pilot Framework

Join us for an enriching experience at the upcoming open meeting hosted by the Education and Capacity Building working group of the movement. During our second meeting of the year, we will delve into exciting developments from our sister project, CommuniCity.The toolkit developed through this initiative will be showcased and participants will be engaged in a collaborative session to identify hindering and enabling factors during open calls and piloting.

Date: May 23, 2024

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CET

Location: Online

Building upon the successes of CommuniCity, this workshop aims to introduce innovative educational tools and frameworks designed to empower organisations participating in open calls and piloting procedures to foster inclusion within their communities.

CommuniCity aims to create impactful pilot projects utilising AI and emerging technologies by tackling the challenges faced by marginalized groups. Through its multitude of innovation pilots across diverse communities, urban, peri-urban, and rural, CommuniCity is dedicated to empowering hard-to-reach groups. By integrating lessons from three cycles of calls and leveraging various innovation methodologies, living labs, and platforms, an inclusive, community-driven innovation model will be devised.

The event will be hosted by Forum Virium Helsinki, the City of Helsinki innovation company.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue on community inclusion and innovation. Register now using the link below and mark your calendars for May 23rd. We look forward to welcoming you to this dynamic session!

See you there!

Revolutionizing conversations with MOKIN – An AI Interpreter for Status Holders

MOKIN is more than just a translation tool, it’s a comprehensive solution tailored specifically for interviews with status holders. Developed in response to the inadequacies of traditional translation programs like Google Translate, MOKIN addresses privacy concerns and language limitations head-on.

By capturing entire conversations in both languages and incorporating a summary generation feature, MOKIN ensures seamless communication while safeguarding sensitive information. This pilot initiative based in Amsterdam showcased MOKIN’s effectiveness through rigorous testing and user feedback. Co-creation activities, including user interviews and continuous refinement, were integral to the process. The results spoke volumes – it proved its suitability, with plans underway to scale its use and enhance features based on user needs.

In the process of co-creation with stakeholders and the target groups, the pilot team has learned about different data collection methods and has worked closely with translators to validate the quality of the data for each use case. They have also learnt how the language model could have a place in the participation and integration process with the IT infrastructure of the Municipality of Amsterdam. Finally, they have learnt that the target group, the status-holders (refugees) often speak other Arabic dialects (Syrian) which is different from international Arabic.

With Arabic (Syrian) as the initial language and plans to incorporate Tigrinya and Farsi, MOKIN is on the brink of widespread implementation. Their commitment to openness and collaboration remains unwavering as they work towards enhancing MOKIN’s capabilities and expanding its reach.