Article: Google Woolaroo: How to use the indigenous language tool

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Google Woolaroo: How to use the indigenous language tool

Google has launched a new tool called Woolaroo to compile and preserve indigenous languages.The company announced the tool on 5 May. It features indigenous languages from all over the world, including Yugambeh — the first Australian Aboriginal language to be featured on the app.

“Crucial to Indigenous communities is that Woolaroo puts the power to add, edit and delete entries completely in their hands,” Yugambeh Museum CEO, Rory O’Connor, said in a statement.

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Article: Google Arts & Culture’s open source Woolaroo app uses AI to help preserve endangered languages

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Google Arts & Culture’s open source Woolaroo app uses AI to help preserve endangered languages

There are thousands of different languages spoken around the planet, but a sizable number of these are at risk of disappearing. In fact, of the over 7,000 native languages currently in use, some 3,000 are in danger, and on average, a language becomes extinct every fourteen days.

Google Arts & Culture is taking action to help preserve these endangered languages. Its new Woolaroo app is an open-source photo-translation platform powered by Google Cloud that makes use of machine learning and image recognition.

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