Icelandic language in danger due to brainless software. When will the dumbing down stop?


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Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúraútidyralyklakippuhringur

Icelandic is just a quantum off the proverbial iceburg of language and culture destruction due to innane weak AI computer programming. All human language and culture will suffer since it all has to dumb down to serve profit interests of the AI tech industry. The collapse of the AI industry in the 70’s to 90’s due to poor performance and unrealistically high expectations is nothing compared to the collapse of human language and culture due to the much better but still marginal performance of recent AI applications - like digital assistants in the home.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_ICELAND_LANGUAGE_THREATENED?SITE

"The people of this rugged North Atlantic island settled by Norsemen some 1,100 years ago have a unique dialect of Old Norse that has adapted to life at the edge of the Artic.

Hundslappadrifa, for example, means “heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind.”

But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue."

The longest word in Icelandic is

Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúraútidyralyklakippuhringur.

It has 64 letters and means “A keychain ring for the outdoor key of road workers shed in a moor called Vaðlaheiði”.