Unbabel raises $23 million from Microsoft, Salesforce, others to grow its machine-human translation platform
Unbabel, a Lisbon-based machine translation platform, has just raised $23. It merges neural machine translation, natural language processing (NLP) and human translation.
“The world’s biggest global brands are realizing that there’s a huge gap between basic translation and real communication when localizing for different regions,” noted Unbabel CEO and cofounder Vasco Pedro. “Nothing puts customers off more than a lack of care to communicate in their own language.”
Source: VENTURE BEAT
The French company Netatmo allows their users to text to control their devices using Facebook Messenger.
Essentially, it’s a contact that uses artificial intelligence algorithms and natural language processing to decipher text commands you send it to control different smart home devices. […] Netatmo believes the Smart Home Bot will give users “greater mobility and privacy.” Voice commands are convenient for hands-free use, but many users have questions about the privacy implications of devices that are always listening. […] The beta version of Netatmo’s Smart Home Bot is available in English now, with more languages to come soon.