Artificial intelligence now powers all of Facebook’s translation

Artificial intelligence now powers all of Facebook’s translation

  • On Thursday, Facebook announced that all of its user translation services—those little magic tricks that happen when you click “see translation” beneath a post or comment—are now powered by neural networks, which are a form of artificial intelligence.
  • Back in May, the company’s artificial intelligence division, called Facebook AI Research, announced that they had developed a kind of neural network called a CNN (that stands for convolutional neural network, not the news organization where Wolf Blitzer works) that was a fast, accurate translator.
  • Now, Facebook says that they have incorporated that CNN tech into their translation system, as well as another type of neural network, called an RNN (the R is for recurrent).
  • Facebook says that the new AI-powered translation is 11 percent more accurate than the old-school approach, which is what they call a “phrase-based machine translation” technique that wasn’t powered by neural networks.
  • As an example of the difference between the two translation systems, Facebook demonstrated how the old approach would have translated a sentence from Turkish into English, and then showed how the new AI-powered system would do it.

On Thursday, Facebook announced that all of its user translation services—those little magic tricks that happen when you click “see translation” beneath a post or comment—are now powered by neural networks, which are a form of artificial intelligence.
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Artificial intelligence now powers all of Facebook’s translation

Artificial intelligence now powers all of Facebook’s translation

  • On Thursday, Facebook announced that all of its user translation services—those little magic tricks that happen when you click “see translation” beneath a post or comment—are now powered by neural networks, which are a form of artificial intelligence.
  • Back in May, the company’s artificial intelligence division, called Facebook AI Research, announced that they had developed a kind of neural network called a CNN (that stands for convolutional neural network, not the news organization where Wolf Blitzer works) that was a fast, accurate translator.
  • Now, Facebook says that they have incorporated that CNN tech into their translation system, as well as another type of neural network, called an RNN (the R is for recurrent).
  • Facebook says that the new AI-powered translation is 11 percent more accurate than the old-school approach, which is what they call a “phrase-based machine translation” technique that wasn’t powered by neural networks.
  • As an example of the difference between the two translation systems, Facebook demonstrated how the old approach would have translated a sentence from Turkish into English, and then showed how the new AI-powered system would do it.

On Thursday, Facebook announced that all of its user translation services—those little magic tricks that happen when you click “see translation” beneath a post or comment—are now powered by neural networks, which are a form of artificial intelligence.
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Google supercharges Play Music with machine learning for smarter recommendations

Google supercharges Play Music with machine learning for smarter recommendations

  • Google supercharges Play Music with machine learning for smarter recommendations
  • Google Play Music is getting a much-needed overhaul starting this week, both inside and out.
  • The company noted the update will roll out starting this week, so you should be able to try the revamped interface soon.
  • The company’s music service will now use those smarts to bring you suitable playlists for every activity it can reliably detect.
  • Its Android , iOS and Web apps are getting a new interface that’s powered by machine learning to recommend music based on what you’re doing and where you are.

Google Play Music’s Android, iOS and Web apps are getting a new interface that recommends music based on what you’re doing and where you are.
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Tend.ai applies the cloud and machine learning to co-working robots

Tend.ai applies the cloud and machine learning to co-working robots

  • With the camera the robot can read status messages from the machinery and act .
  • 1:36 PM Hillary Clinton’s ‘delete your account’ tweet sheds joy and becomes a button
  • 9:00 AM Amazon’s redesigned Kindle is thinner, lighter, and comes in white
  • 1:35 PM SanDisk made an iPhone case with built-in storage
  • 2:00 PM There is a new dog breed, and it needs all the hugs

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Co-working robots are the near future of work. As long as we still need humans somewhere on the factory floor, we need robots that can safely operate next to those humans. The most famous example…


Tend.ai applies the cloud and machine learning to co-working robots