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April 25   -   ArtsJournal: music

Smartphones And Siri Don't Understand Icelandic, And That Has Icelanders Really Worried

The 1,200-year-old language isn't among the many options available on smartphones, virtual assistants, voice-activated devices, and even many computers - and with a small base of speakers (fewer than 350,000), Silicon Valley has little reason to spend money to add Icelandic. The worry: "The less useful Icelandic becomes in people's daily life, the closer we as a nation get to the threshold of giving up its use."


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