Microsoft Translator hits 100-language milestone, reaches 5.6 billion users

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Microsoft Translator has received a new update that brings support for 12 new languages and dialects. Microsoft has announced that its AI-based text translation service can now offer real-time translation in more than 100 languages, and it has 5.66 billion users worldwide.

“One hundred languages is a good milestone for us to achieve our ambition for everyone to be able to communicate regardless of the language they speak,” Xuedong Huang, Microsoft technical fellow and Azure AI CTO explained in a blog post. The list of newly added languages and dialects includes Dhivehi, Bashkir, Georgian, Macedonian, Kyrgyz, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Mongolian (Traditional), Tibetan, Tatar, Turkmen, Uzbek (Latin), as well as Uyghur.

The software giant notes that the incorporation of a multilingual AI model called “Z-code” and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) brings more accuracy and fluency to its text translation service. The free tool is currently being used by thousands of organizations across the globe, including the Volkswagen Group. The new update aims to bring people closer by removing language barriers.

Microsoft says the latest update is available to download for the Microsoft Translator app on both Android and iOS. These languages are also supported in the Bing Translator service and Microsoft Office.

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