12
June

On twelve of June Sberbank celebrated Russia Day by saying greetings in thirty languages of the various nations that live across Russia. As feedback we got a notion from tribes whose languages are about to be vanished very soon.

4
November

On the Day of Nation Unity, Sberbank starts a project that uses AI to keep the distinct languages of the small tribes of Russia from disappearing. Three languages of distinctive tribes dwelling on the Taymyr Peninsula, European part of Russia and the area along Amur river were chosen. Nganasan, Ingrian and Ulchian.

98 languages of vernacular tribes in Russia face the threat of disappearing. Elders who can speak these languages are passing away, and with them the knowledge, legends and stories will be gone. Parents don’t use these languages to speak with their kids. In the current situation AI could preserve languages for the next generations by using the natural process of communication.