Google Translate has undergone some updates, including the addition of 24 new languages. Luganda is one of them. About 20 million people in Uganda and Rwanda speak Luganda.
Google has sought the aid of native speakers and linguists to help perfect the translations in addition to the technology.
The additional languages aren’t the most widely spoken languages in the world, but they are spoken by millions of people around the world, according to the creators.
These are the first languages introduced to the service using the company’s Zero-Shot Machine Translation technology. It’s a machine learning model that can learn to translate words from one language to another without seeing any examples.
Google hasn’t explained how this works, but it’s a technology the corporation has been discussing since 2016.