Google Translate has become the most popular online translation system in the world. Ever since its infantry, it has expanded exponentially and the total number of languages now available on Google Translate? 103! In a decade, this service has grown rapidly, and the vast majority of people now turn to its use.
Well, now translation has got a lot better. According to a blog post from Google, the app has now incorporated “neural machine translation”. As a result, the translation will be more efficient and accurate. Of course, this cannot happen overnight. But it is very optimistic that eight languages will support this innovative improvement.
Besides English, the languages that will incorporate the new changes are the following: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. If you add these languages together, you will see that they take up an enormous percentage of the overall translations in the world. The percentage stretches to 35%, which is outstanding.
In this way, Google Translate will be able to offer more accurate results without breaking down the sentences. Up till now, the process had it that sentences split into smaller parts. After that, the words or phrases were ready to translate in one of the 103 languages available by the app. However, now these eight languages will make the process a lot easier and more efficient.
This new improvement in Google Translate has been bigger than any other improvement within the app’s 10-year history. At the same time, Google shows just how eager it is to invest in artificial intelligence and machine learning. This will be the future of Google, without a doubt. In a world where technology progresses at great lengths, a tech giant cannot be left behind, or it will become obsolete.
Another excellent example of Google’s goal to establish itself in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning is none other than “the assistant”. Google assistant is pretty much similar to Siri from Apple and Alexa from Amazon.
Nevertheless, it is different in the way it handles the large data from Google. Google CEO Sundar Pichai introduced this assistant back in May, and he referred to it as the epitome of Google’s goal to establish itself as an “AI-first” giant.
Along with the significant improvement in Google Translate, the company has also announced a new Cloud Machine Learning group. As per the leader of this project, Diane Greene: “Google takes machine learning in every form and takes it to the world.”
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