Google’s new open source AI module understands Signal languages ​​better

Several Google results, such as Search and Assistant, are already available in India in several local languages. The company is now turning to new AI to make more of their offerings accessible to Signal language speakers – in particular, they use a technology called MuRIL.

At its landmark event today, the Big G unveiled a new language model called Multilingual Productions for Indian Languages ​​(MuRIL). This is the first model to support interaction between 16 different Signal languages.

That includes Asamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

While MuRIL is based on Google’s own BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Production Models from Transformers), researchers say it is more effective for Indian languages.