Mr Emmanuel Gabriel, a 41-year-old Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, has developed a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, known as ‘OBTranslate’, for over 2,000 African language translation.

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Gabriel, based in Germany, told Newsmen in an email on Wednesday in Abuja that the invention, being the first globally, was intended to create massive jobs for Africans.

According to him, OBTranslate is an online Common Admission Tool (CAT) for machine learning, AI platforms and neural network systems for over 2,000 African languages.

He explained that the drive to expand the Nigerian, African ICT market, create jobs and help improve the lives of people motivated him to come up with the innovation.

“After the launch of OBTranslate, I hope it will break communication barriers in Africa and create job opportunities for people.

“Farmers will be able to trade their goods and services without language communication barriers.

“OBTranslate machine language, AI algorithms have curated over nine billion accurate tasks, to be translated in over 2,000 African languages which are available in our neural network connections.

“Our goal is to break language communication barriers in rural and urban areas in Africa and it will enable self-driving cars, smartphones, linear robots and wireless technology to communicate and interact with Africans in their dialects,” he said.

The scientist added that the job translate technology was built on machine learning, AI and big data analysis which identified language patterns and tasks.

Gabriel pointed out that the tasks of deep machine learning include voice recognition and accent, messaging protocol, African-based programming languages, natural language processing, education materials and television subtitles and music lyrics, among others.

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