In the effort to develop this tool, Meta has gathered billions of sentences and 4 billion hours of audio from various public internet sites.
It seems that Meta’s latest AI tool could become a competitor to Google Translate, which has long been a go-to service for internet users to translate various texts.
However, Meta isn’t alone in developing AI technology for translation. According to TechCrunch, several major technology companies are also developing similar AI models.
Alphabet (Google’s parent company) is reportedly developing the ‘Universal Speech Model’ as part of a broader effort to understand the 1,000 most widely used languages around the world.
Meanwhile, Mozilla is also working on the ‘Common Voice’ project aimed at collecting voice recordings in various languages. The goal is to train algorithms to recognize voices automatically.