Meta unveils open source AI model that translates 200 languages

Meta has released a new AI model that can translate over 200 different languages. This breakthrough is designed to make online content accessible to people in their native language – so they can communicate more readily in the metaverse and elsewhere.

NLLB-200 (No Language Left Behind) is designed to improve machine translation capabilities. According to Meta’s AI researchers, the model achieved on average 44% higher translation quality than previous AI research.

The model is built on FLORES-200, a dataset that enables researchers to assess this AI model’s performance in 40,000 different language directions.

Both NLLB and FLORES are available to developers via GitHub, along with the model training code and code for re-creating the training dataset. The model was posted under an MIT license, meaning users are required to preserve copyright and license notices.