LGBT slang or the Beki language option is now available when you converse with Yani! If you’re looking for COVID-19 statistics, the nearest hospitals, links to therapy and counseling, or information on policies, you can talk to Yani through Facebook messenger: m.me/YaniEndCovBot
Yani, the UP COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team’s chatbot designed to talk to humans and answer questions related to COVID-19, is also in the process of “learning” different Philippine languages to be able to reach and converse with more Filipinos in an open and engaging way.
Aside from creating a multilingual AI chatbot, the UP Team has also produced social media flashcards in various Philippine languages, such as Filipino, Aklanon, Bahasa Sug, Bikol Sentral, Cebuano, Chavacano de Zamboanga, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Itawis, Kapampangan, Meranaw, Waray Leyte, and Waray Samar. Access these information materials via the UP Resilience Institute’s Facebook page.
(This was originally posted on the UP System website on May 26, 2020)