EurekAlert: New application can detect Twitter bots in any language

EurekAlert: New application can detect Twitter bots in any language. “Thanks to fruitful collaboration between language scholars and machine learning specialists, a new application developed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Linnaeus University in Sweden can detect Twitter bots independent of the language used.”

EurekAlert: One class in all languages

EurekAlert: One class in all languages. “Now anyone from around the world can listen live to a Nobel Prize Laureate lecture or earn credits from the most reputable universities with nothing more than internet access. However, the possible information to be gained from watching and listening online is lost if the audience cannot understand the language of the lecturer. To solve this problem, scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, presented a solution with new machine learning at the 240th meeting of the Special Interest Group of Natural Language Processing, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ SIG-NL).”

The Next Web: This AI tool is translating 2,000 African languages in a bid to boost local economies

The Next Web: This AI tool is translating 2,000 African languages in a bid to boost local economies. “A digital platform called OBTranslate that aims to translate more than 2,000 African languages to enable rural dwellers to gain easy access to global markets has been launched.”

The Verge: AI translation boosted eBay sales more than 10 percent

The Verge: AI translation boosted eBay sales more than 10 percent. “We often hear that artificial intelligence is important for economic growth, and while that claim makes intuitive sense, there isn’t a lot of hard data to back it up. A recent study from economists at MIT and Washington University in St. Louis offers some proof, though, showing how AI tools boost trade by allowing sellers to cross the language barrier.”

Ubergizmo: Google Lens Picks Up Support For Japanese

Ubergizmo: Google Lens Picks Up Support For Japanese. “Google Lens was introduced back in 2017. It can simply be described as a real-life reverse image search where users rely on their handset’s camera to identify objects in real life. Lens enables them to learn more about the things around them. It’s particularly useful for translating languages you don’t know and if like me you can’t read Japanese, you’re going to like the fact that Google Lens now has support for Japanese.”

Today NG: Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Today NG: Facebook’s flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content. “Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe. The company offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed to be officially supported. Reuters has found another 31 widely spoken languages on Facebook that do not have official support.”

Wired: ‘Heaven’s Vault’ Is a Rare Videogame About the Art of Translation

Wired: ‘Heaven’s Vault’ Is a Rare Videogame About the Art of Translation. “Heaven’s Vault is about the thrill and uncertainty of lost knowledge—about connecting to the past and to other people. It’s also about something I’ve never seen a videogame tackle in such detail before: the art of translation, of deciphering old languages and actually listening to what they tell us.”