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How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

Google says it’s made progress toward improving translation quality for languages that don’t have a copious amount of written text. In a forthcoming blog post, the company details new innovations that have enhanced the user experience in the 108 languages (particularly in data-poor languages Yoruba and Malayalam) supported by Google Translate, its service that translates […]

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Hugging Face dives into machine translation with release of 1,000 models

Hugging Face is taking its first step into machine translation this week with the release of more than 1,000 models. Researchers trained models using unsupervised learning and the Open Parallel Corpus (OPUS). OPUS is a project undertaken by the University of Helsinki and global partners to gather and open-source a wide variety of language data […]

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Lilt raises $25 million for AI enterprise translation tools

Lilt, which develops AI-powered business translation software, today announced it raised $25 million. The company says the cash infusion will enable future product development, research into natural language processing, and the acceleration of its go-to-market strategy. Lilt’s solutions target development and deployment challenges around enterprise marketing, support, ecommerce, and localization efforts. According to an IDG […]

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Google debuts AI in Google Translate that addresses gender bias

Google today announced the release of English-to-Spanish, Finnish, Hungarian, and Persian-to-English gender-specific translations in Google Translate that leverage a new paradigm to address gender bias by rewriting or post-editing initial translations. The tech giant claims the approach is more scalable than an earlier technique underpinning Google Translate’s gender-specific Turkish-to-English translations, chiefly because it doesn’t rely […]

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Google Translate launches Transcribe for Android in 8 languages

Google Translate today launched Transcribe for Android, a feature that delivers a continual, real-time translation of a conversation. Transcribe will begin by rolling out support for 8 languages in the coming days: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. With Transcribe, Translate is now capable of translating classroom or conference lectures with no […]

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