Danish Kapoor
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110 more languages ​​added to Google Translate library

Google is adding support for 110 new languages ​​to its Google Translate app. Up until now, the app supported 133 languages, marking a significant leap forward in what the company says is its biggest expansion yet.

Google’s PaLM 2 AI language model helped Translate learn these new languages. It’s especially good to learn related languages, such as “near-Hindi languages ​​like Awadhi and Marwadi, and French Creoles like Seychellois Creole and Mauritius Creole,” Google’s Isaac Caswell noted in a blog post.

The list of newly supported languages ​​in Translate includes Cantonese, “which has long been one of the most requested languages ​​for Google Translate,” Caswell said. “Because Cantonese overlaps so much with written Mandarin, it’s hard to find data and train models,” Caswell said, adding that “about a quarter of the new languages ​​come from Africa.”

New languages ​​added to Google Translate app are spoken by hundreds of millions of people

Most new languages ​​are spoken by at least a million people, while a few are spoken by hundreds of millions of people, Caswell told The Verge in an interview.

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