Microsoft India announced on Thursday that Chhattisgarhi and Manipuri, two additional Indian languages, have been added to the Microsoft Translator. "We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Translator now supports Manipuri and Chhattisgarhi, expanding our coverage of India's linguistic and cultural diversity," stated Rajiv Kumar, Microsoft India's Managing Director.
The tech giant's translation tool now supports 20 Indian languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, and Dogri, to mention a few, with the addition of these two languages. Furthermore, according to the business, Microsoft Translator's language support options encompass more than 95% of the Indian population.
"With the use of cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, we aim to make a significant impact through our products, promoting social inclusion and barrier-free collaboration and supporting inclusive economic growth in India," Kumar continued.
Manipuri is spoken by about 3 million people in the state of Manipur and by certain populations in Assam and Tripura, whereas Chhattisgarhi is spoken by about 16 million people in the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
The fact that Microsoft is expanding beyond official languages shows how committed they are to democratizing technology. Microsoft's dedication to empowering and supporting India's linguistic variety through its cutting-edge language technology and solutions is demonstrated by the addition of Chhattisgarhi and Manipuri, the firm said in a release.
According to the business, Microsoft Translator is AI-powered and can generate translations that seem natural by learning from vast volumes of data.
"These neural networks can capture the nuances and contexts of languages, resulting in more accurate and fluent translations," according to the news release. Transliteration, which translates text from one script to another so that users can read and write in their preferred language, is another feature that Microsoft Translator provides.