Metaverse is a concept that is rapidly gaining a lot of attention, and Meta (formerly Facebook) is at the forefront of this sector, bringing various technological developments to support the future of the Internet. I recently learned that Meta is developing a special pair of Metaverse gloves that allow users to touch and feel virtual objects. Currently, the company has confirmed that it is building an AI-based universal language translation system to help Metaverse users communicate better with each other.
In a recent Inside the Lab: Building a Metaverse with AI Live Stream, MetaCEO Mark Zuckerberg elaborated on the various new AI-based technologies his company is currently developing for the Metaverse. In particular, Zuckerberg said Meta aims to build a universal language translation system that allows users to interact with other users in the Metaverse without worrying about language barriers.
“The big goal here is to build a universal model that can incorporate knowledge across all modality.” Zuckerberg said. “This enables a whole new architecture of training methods and algorithms that can be learned from a wide variety of different inputs, in addition to a huge amount of prediction, decision making and generation.” He added further.
Now coming to plans to develop such a model, the company says it is currently working on two separate AI language translation models. The first one, “No language left“You will be able to learn all languages, even if you have limited text to learn.
“We are creating a single model that can translate hundreds of languages, from Austria to Uganda to Urdu, with the latest results and most language pairs.” Zuckerberg said.
Second model Utilize the company’s M2M-100 modelAnnounced in 2020, created AI Babelfish. “The goal here is an instant speech-to-speech translation across all languages, including most spoken languages. The ability to communicate with anyone in any language.” Zuckerberg added to his remarks.
Now, these are some important claims made by Meta. The Facebook AI Research team is constantly working on a number of AI technologies, but the company still faces the problem of data shortages.
“”Machine translation (MT) systems for text translation typically rely on learning from millions of sentences of annotated data. For this reason, MT systems capable of high quality translation have been developed for only a handful of languages that dominate the Web. ” Meta’s FAIR team wrote in a recent blog post.
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