Tech giant Google has announced an ambitious new project to build a single AI language model that supports the world’s 1,000 most spoken languages.
According to The Verge, as a first step toward this goal, the company is unveiling an AI model trained on over 400 languages, which it calls “the largest language coverage seen in a speech model today.”
“The company believes that creating a model of this size will make it easier to bring various AI functionalities to languages that are poorly represented in online spaces and AI training datasets (also known as “low-resource languages),” Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of research at Google AI was quoted as saying.
“By having a single model that is exposed to and trained on many different languages, we get much better performance on our low-resource languages,” he added.
These language models have already been integrated into Google Search, despite criticism about their functionality.
Models of language have some flaws, such as re-enacting harmful societal biases such as racism and xenophobia and failing to comprehend human-oriented language.
The company has fired its own researchers for publishing papers highlighting these issues, according to a report.
Moreover, the company shared new research on text-to-video models, a prototype AI writing assistant called Wordcraft, and an update to its AI Test Kitchen app that allows users access to under-development AI models like Imagen, which converts text into images, it added.
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