According to an announced made by Google on Monday, BERT, the natural language processing algorithm is now coming over to 70 languages globally. BERT was originally applied to featured snippets in languages other than English.

An example of a featured snippet for the query “Parking on a hill with no curb” before and after BERT is applied. In the past, queries such as this would confuse Google’s system and it would place too much emphasis on “curb” and ignore the word “no,” not understanding how important it was to appropriately addressing the query, the company has said.
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BERT is designed to better intent behind a user’s query and in search engines with Google saying that 10% of all searches are impacted by the BERT update. Google search in the 70+ other languages should now benefit from this updated version of BERT’s language processing capabilities.

SourceGeorge Nguyen