Link: Developers Push to Build AI Models Native to Non-English Languages

¿Habla español? Parlez-vous français? You might, but today’s large language models may not speak either Spanish or French very well. It’s a shortcoming that many developers are trying to address, especially since making LLMs available in more languages may attract more users. To give a sense of the issue, Meta Platforms said in a blog post last month, that more than 5% of the training data for its latest flagship model Llama 3 was in languages other than English, “to prepare for upcoming multilingual use cases.” That was a big improvement on Llama 2, where less than 2% of training data was known to be non-English. #


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