GOOGLE: Google says they want to develop artificial intelligence using the world’s 10,000 most spoken languages. This is because tech giants are competing to dominate the web’s next battleground.
Data is important for AI to advance, and Google and its big tech competitors want information so they can create better products. Johan Schalkwyk, a researcher at Google, told the New York Times: “Imagine someone who’s never used the internet before — you have to make it from scratch.”
Such situations “we take for granted,” Schalkwyk told reporters, adding that languages were “not available to everyone in the world.” According to Schalkwyk, there are more than 7,000 languages globally. However, Google only offers its translations for a little more than 130 of them.