Meta introduced a speech-to-speech translation system.
Facebook owner Meta has introduced a speech-to-speech translation system for spoken languages.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a video post on his Facebook page that his team has created a speech-to-speech translator with the help of artificial intelligence for languages that are only spoken and have no written form or script does not exist.
Mark Zuckerberg said in his video that his team had introduced a speech-to-speech translation system using artificial intelligence for the Hokkien language spoken in Taiwan and China, a language spoken by millions of people, but its No written form exists.
In his video, he has also given a demo of the translation from ‘Hawkin’ to English and from English to ‘Hawkin’ language while talking to a project researcher.
According to Meta, this system developed under their Universal Speech Translator (UST) project can facilitate speech-to-speech translation for all languages through an artificial intelligence system.
Meta says his artificial intelligence researchers have developed a translation system for Hakkain, one of Taiwan’s official languages belonging to the Chinese diaspora, which is spoken but has no written form.
According to Meta, other autonomous researchers have released data sets and speech metrics of the translation model of the “Hawkian” language by the company to build their speech-to-speech models under the Cometa technology.
Meta says that artificial intelligence translation has focused on written languages so far. In contrast, more than 40 percent of the more than 7,000 languages are primarily spoken and have no script or writing system. A standard system does not exist.
Meta said that we plan to use the Hawken translation system as part of a universal speech translator and open-source its code and training data model to the artificial intelligence community. The AI community can contribute to this work by building it as a foundation.
Meta says that the latest artificial intelligence technology has made it easier for Hokkien speakers to communicate with English speakers.
According to Meta, it can extend the scope of this technology to other languages that are only spoken and do not have a standard script or written form.
Meta says spoken communication helps bring people closer and breaks down barriers, and artificial intelligence breaks down language barriers in real life and the metaverse.
Meta says that in the future, all languages, whether spoken or written, will not hinder us from understanding each other. Could you do your part to make it easier?