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Google’s Translatotron is an end-to-end model that mimics human voices

Google AI today shared details about Translatotron, an experimental AI system capable of direct translations of a person’s voice into another language, an approach that allows synthesized translation of a person’s voice to keep the sound of the original speaker’s voice. Traditionally, speech translation uses automatic speech recognition to convert speech to text, applies machine […]

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Cheetah Mobile unveils international version of CM Translator

At the Microsoft Build developer conference in Seattle, Cheetah Mobile showed off the international version of CM Translator, a top-selling handheld AI translation device in China. CM Translator is powered by AI technology from Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, including machine translation and neural TTS capabilities, as well as Automatic Speech Recognition from OrionStar. Set to […]

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Google releases Bolo, a speech recognition app that helps Indian kids learn to read

Google, which dominates the Indian smartphone, search, and online video market, today launched a learning app for primary-grade children in India as the Mountain View-headquartered firm looks to expand its grip on the world’s fastest growing internet market. The Android app, called Bolo, aims to help young kids improve and expand their learning, comprehension, and […]

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Get a lifetime of language training from Rocket Languages for $59

It’s been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your brain active and healthy, not to mention the fact that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinations far more enjoyable. But far too many would-be language-learners give up […]

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Rosetta Stone for iPhone adds AI to identify objects for live translations

Historically, language translation apps were confined to whatever developers could store in their on-board databases, limitations that were surpassed with internet connections and AI-assisted text recognition tools. Today, language teaching developer Rosetta Stone is taking the next step forward by adding augmented reality and machine learning to its iPhone app, enabling users to identify and […]

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Wikipedia taps Google to help editors translate articles

For years, Wikipedia has been working on making its eponymous encyclopedia support more languages. But the nonprofit’s effort has been slow, in part because of the translation tool it uses. Editors on the website have long expressed a desire to use Google Translate, as it could make translations faster. The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company of […]

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You can learn a brand new language this year with Mondly

It’s been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and healthy. Of course, the most enjoyable aspect of learning a new language is that it makes traveling to your favorite foreign destinations far easier and more […]

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uTalk can help you learn any new language for as low as $20

It’s been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and healthy. Of course, it also makes traveling to your favorite overseas destinations far more enjoyable and productive if you’re able to speak the native tongue. But […]

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Google Translate now gives feminine and masculine translations

Google’s making an effort to reduce perceived gender bias in Google Translate, it announced today. Starting this week, users who translate words and phrases in supported languages will get both feminine and masculine translations; “o bir doktor” in Turkish, for example, now yields “she is a doctor” and “he is a doctor” in English. Currently, translations from […]

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Google Translate’s camera now reads Arabic, Hindi, and 11 other new languages

Google today announced that the camera within the Translate app for iOS and Android is now able to translate 13 new languages including Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Thai, and Vietnamese. The update is available starting today and will be rolled out to Translate users worldwide in the coming days, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an […]

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SwiftKey taps Microsoft Translator for real-time translations in more than 60 languages

Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey has announced a new translation feature in its Android app, one that leverages Microsoft Translator to convert your mobile messages into more than 60 languages. For the uninitiated, SwiftKey is a popular keyboard app for smartphones that enables users to type more quickly on touchscreens — it learns your writing style over […]

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Facebook adds 24 new languages to its automated translation service

Facebook has used artificial intelligence to improve its machine translation models and the social media giant is able to recognize and translate add 24 new languages. The new language translation pairs include Serbian and Belarusian to English in Europe, Zulu and Somali to English in Africa, and Cambodian and Mongolian to English in Asia. More […]

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Smartcat nabs $7 million for translation automation platform

Machine translation has come on leaps in recent years, with myriad online tools and apps serving as decent alternatives to the arduous process of, well, learning a new language yourself. A few months back, Microsoft claimed a “historic milestone” when it said it was able to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to match human performance levels […]

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Drops teaches vanishing native Hawaiian language on iOS and Android

Language learning app Drops will be the first multi-language app to offer native Hawaiian as a language on iOS and Android. In doing so, the company hopes to revive interest in a language that is otherwise dying out. The app has almost 2,000 words at launch, all developed by a native Hawaiian translator. Drops tries […]

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