Languages Industry Trends: Machine Learning
Machine learning is being used to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost in history. A group of researchers of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory #CSAIL created a new system that is able to automatically decipher a lost language, without needing advanced knowledge of its relation to other languages.
Most of the lost languages in the world have such minimal records that scientists can’t decipher them by using Machine Translation algorithms like Google Translate. However, the new system developed by the MIT CSAIL team, showed that it’s possible to determine relationships between languages.
This will make it possible to decipher lost languages that have eluded linguists for decades.