Microsoft AI Achieves Milestone in Machine Translation

Posted by Peter Rudin on 27. April 2018 in News

Microsoft researchers have sent a shockwave through the AI-community with a neural machine translation system they say equals the performance of human experts in Chinese-to-English translation.

Microsoft’s new machine translation system scored 69.0, indistinguishable from human translation which scored 68.6, according to a paper published March 12, 2018.

The researchers attribute the breakthrough to three factors: increased computation capability provided by Nvidia’s GPUs; improved algorithms and a particularly deep neural network.

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