In this always-on connected world, the need to understand one another is
arguably more important than ever.
Half of the internet´s content is in English, but only 20 % of the global
population have any English-language skills whatsoever.
While Microsoft´s text translation technology now supports up to 70
languages and its speech translation can decipher around 40, that´s a
mere fraction of the 7,000 languages spoken on the planet today.
Meanwhile, more than half of the 2.5 billion people on Facebook post in a
language other than English.
Facebook employs artificial intelligence on the social network itself, as
well as on Messenger and Instagram, resulting in more than 6 billion
The Google Translate app has more than 1 billion active monthly users, 95 %
from outside the U.S., more than 140 billion words are translated daily.
(Quelle: USA Today, 11. Feber 2020).
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