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Wikipedia’s goal is to make the world’s knowledge accessible to everyone on the planet, but it would be the first to admit its efforts are skewed somewhat towards those that read English. To help fix this, the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia) announced today it’s partnering with Google to take advantage of the company’s AI translation skills. Google Translate will be integrated into Wikipedia’s in-house translation tool at no cost, added as an option alongside the open-source translator Apertium (which has been used to translate some 400,000 Wikipedia articles to date). In both cases, the software does the first pass of translating an article before a human editor steps in to correct any mistakes. Wikipedia editors have been... Continue reading…