Automated language translation

Hi Future Fans,

This one is a relatively light post!

There continue to be announcements around language translation, and a lot of this is due to AI/Neural networks.

Microsoft announced a breakthrough in Chinese to English (text) translation, which has matched human translation for the first time.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/14/microsoft-announces-breakthrough-in-chinese-to-english-machine-translation/

Microsoft, of course, also offers real time language translation via Skype, which I still find amazing.

Secondly, Baidu has released a new pocket translator that will translate between English and Chinese at the push of a button.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610623/baidu-shows-off-its-instant-pocket-translator/

Language, it seems, should not be a barrier for much longer.

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