With the development and launch of its new AI model for translation, Meta is advancing its language translation tools. The tech giant’s new AI Model that promotes the ‘No Language Left Behind’ message is designed to translate 200 different languages. This model is not just created for Meta’s social media platforms, but is actually a part of the future Metaverse.
Meta explains the purpose of creating the model, saying that because billions of people around the world don’t have access to digital content or can’t participate fully in conversations and communities online in their preferred or native languages, it has looked into developing high-quality translation tools.
According to Meta, its advanced translation systems are capable of learning language translations from smaller datasets, including data from native speakers. The model, which goes by the name of NLLB-200, can produce results “far more accurate than what previous technology could accomplish.” To be more specific, Meta’s research results proved that the model’s translations were more than 70% more accurate.
To ensure further facilitation, Meta has open sourced its data to allow more native speakers and experts to join the development process. In addition to that, Meta has pledged to award up to “$200,000 of grants for impactful uses of NLLB-200 to researchers and nonprofit organizations with initiatives focused on sustainability, food security, gender-based violence, education or other areas in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
Meta’s bigger plan is to facilitate more global connection, understanding, and community and it looks like the company is headed right in the direction of paving the way for new realms of connection and opportunity.