Microsoft created an interpreter with artificial intelligence who knows Chinese

By: Igor Nikitin | 16.03.2018, 15:33
Microsoft created an interpreter with artificial intelligence who knows Chinese

Software translators have tightened their knowledge in the past couple of years. Translation of popular languages ​​is already similar to coherent and readable sentences. Less popular languages, for example Chinese, still suffer from a stupid and ruthless machine translation.

That's better

Here, Microsoft comes to the rescue, claiming to create an artificial intelligence that can translate humanly from the Chinese language. The secret of the success of an interpreter lies in the method of teaching.

How it works

Microsoft did not use standard machine translation and turned to neural networks. The company hired two translators who are equally fluent in Chinese and English. Their task - the search for errors in the translation of AI.

Also used a system of dual training. The first group of developers gave the AI ​​to translate the Chinese text into English. Received the English text the second group translated back into Chinese, finding errors and inaccuracies. The results were downloaded to the system, which allowed the AI ​​to learn additionally. Now the translator copes well with the news text in Chinese.

You can test the technology today on the official website of Microsoft Translator .