Microsoft AI agent translates news as good as a human

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 20 2018 @ 16:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The latest interesting advancement in artificial intelligence is a new algorithm from Microsoft that can translate snippets of news as good as a human. The AI agent is capable of translating text from Chinese to English, at the same level as a professional human translator.
The team used a sample of 2000 sentences from online newspapers that had been previously translated by a professional. Not only did they compare the machine’s job with that of the human translator, but they also hired a team of independent bilingual consultants to keep an eye on the process.
Full details at Futurism. The next big step will be to train the AI translator on real-time news stories, to provide instant translation.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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