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Google aspires to provide its services in a thousand languages


Google announced that it wants to develop its business model using artificial intelligence to provide its services in more than a thousand languages ​​used in the world, according to the Emirati statement.

Data is essential to advances in artificial intelligence, and Google and its competitors want to leverage the information to help improve the performance of products and make them more accessible to the widest possible audience.

“Imagine a new Internet user in Africa who speaks Wolofs…uses his phone to ask where the nearest pharmacy is,” said company researcher Johan Schalkwyk.

Schalkwyk added in a statement to reporters that such attitudes “we take for granted, but they are far from being accessible to everyone in the world.”

There are more than 7,000 languages ​​worldwide, but Google offers translation for just over 130 languages, according to Schalkwyk.

The search engine giant aims to significantly increase the number of languages ​​and extract data in new languages ​​not only from texts available on the Internet, but also from videos, images and audio.

The group is also looking to collect audio clips for languages ​​that may not have much written material available.

As progress is made on the project, which is estimated to take several years, Google intends to use the progress made in its products, including YouTube and Google Translate.

Facebook-owned Meta announced earlier this year a similar plan called “No Language Left Behind” designed to create translation systems to cover hundreds of languages.

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