Voice of America uses an artificial intelligence tool specifically designed to translate their script into different languages. Jim Tunnessen, VOA chief information and digital officer, says IPSUM currently translates almost 1,800 hours worth of information a week into 47 different languages. During the testing and designing process, five products were tested on their abilities with native speakers from each language. VOA has plans to continue to grow the language database in order to expand their audience, as well as look into more transcription translations. While a human broadcaster is still needed to operate the machine, AI will hopefully grow to take on that role as well.
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