Engineering News coverage: Using AI to bridge the language gap

International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on 21 February, aims to promote awareness around linguistic and cultural diversity, promoting the preservation and protection of all languages. Through Natural Language Processing (NLP), a technology that allows computers to effectively understand the way humans speak and interact, companies can bridge the language gap between cultures, encouraging diversity within their industries.

“Thanks to machine learning, coupled with the rise of big data, computers are learning to process and extract meaning from text, with impressive results,” says Dries Cronje, CEO and founder of artificial intelligence (AI) consulting company, Deep Learning Café. “The ability for computers to effectively understand other languages has the potential to completely transform how local brands engage with consumers, businesses and organisations across South Africa.” To read the full article, click here