Facebook’s artificial intelligence tool makes translation nine times faster

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Latest News – Facebook says its researchers have found a new way to use artificial intelligence to translate material on its social network faster and more accurately. This could mean Facebook users eventually seeing everything translated immediately into their preferred language, not just posts but videos, too. Facebook already translates posts in more than 45 languages, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg says there is still “a lot more to do.”

Translation has always been one of the most vital applications of Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) research. To overcome this obstacle, Facebook today announced a method of machine learning translation that the company says is nine times faster than rival systems, according to a report published by The Verge.

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The social network already uses AI for things like automatically translating status updates to other languages, but making the transition from lab to app always requires more work.

For now, Facebook has made the research and its methods publicly available so developers and others can use it to build translation and other (Read More)

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