Google Translate’s Exclusion Of Indigenous Languages A ‘Squandered’ Opportunity – HuffPost Canada

Google Translate’s Exclusion Of Indigenous Languages A ‘Squandered’ Opportunity – HuffPost Canada

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202132 Views

A petition is calling for Google to add Cree to its translation app.

A petition requesting Google add one of Canada’s most common Indigenous languages to its Translate app is gaining traction.

The petition had more than 1,600 signatures as of Tuesday.

Montreal publisher Joseph John is behind the petition. He tried to use Google’s app to translate his comic book about an Indigenous superhero into Cree, when he realized it wasn’t an option. He said that’s unacceptable.

“Google’s exclusion of the most widely spoken First Nations language, Cree, as well as other First Nations languages, from its Google Translate app hurts,” said John in his petition.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/google-translate-cree-indigenous-language_ca_6035242ac5b67c329620c3e3

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