"Cool" tech can keep endangered languages alive says Google exec

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Young Salasaca Indians in Ambato, south of Quito, Ecuador. File Photo: UN Photo/Milton Grant

"Cool" technology can play an important role in keeping the world's endangered languages from dying out.

That's the hope of a senior software engineer from web giant Google, who's been attending a conference on indigenous languages this week at UN headquarters.

The expert group meeting organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) focused on finding out why languages are disappearing, and how they can be revitalized.

Matthew Wells went along to find out more.

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