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Meta releases multilingual speech translation model

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Meta released a new speech-to-text model that can translate nearly 100 languages called SeamlessM4T, as the company continues to try to make a universal translator.

SeamlessM4T, which stands for Massively Multilingual and Multimodal Machine Translation, that the company said can translate speech-to-text and text-to-text for nearly 100 languages. For speech-to-speech and text-to-speech actions, it recognizes 100 input languages and converts them into 35 output languages.

It is released under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 license, allowing researchers to iterate upon it.

Along with SeamlessM4T, Meta also released the metadata for its open translation dataset SeamlessAlign.

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