Google Translate now covers 103 languages

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Google’s popular automated translation service Google Translate has reached a new milestone.  Google says it can now translate 103 languages, meaning it can cater to 99% of the online population.Google Translate said on Wednesday it added 13 new languages, including Corsican, Hawaiian, Kurdish, Luxembourgish, Scots Gaelic and Xhosa.The company said the new languages will help a combined 120 million new people translate online content.  Google Translate was launched in 2006 and originally translated four languages: English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.The program uses sophisticated “machine learning” to translate large swaths of text and spoken language. Google has also received tips from over 3 million people to improve its translation service.  Read more: Google Translate now covers 103 languages – Feb. 18, 2016

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