Meta is working on a universal language translator to facilitate socialization in the metaverse | News

During the Inside the Lab: Building for the Metaverse with AI On Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a preview of what the Metaverse will look like. He shared the latest progress made by Meta AI in different areas such as self-supervised learning and computer vision. Zuckerberg revealed that the company aims to create an AI-powered “universal speech translator” for the metaverse that works for everyone in the world.

According to the company, almost 2 billion people, or about 25% of the world, speak a language that does not have a translation system available. To solve this problem, Meta is working on a two-part project. The first part is No Language Left Behind and the second is Universal Speech Translator.

According to the company’s blog, “The first is No Language Left Behind, where we’re building a new, advanced AI model that can learn languages ​​with fewer examples to train from, and we’ll use it to enable expert-quality translations in hundreds of languages, ranging from Asturian to Luganda to Urdu.The second is Universal Speech Translator, where we design new approaches to translate speech from one language to another in real time so that it can support languages ​​without a standard writing system as well as those that are both written and spoken.