Chatbots cannot come up with natural-like answers just yet: they do not have consistent personalities, they cannot remember their past answers and they will use pre-programmed responses when they do not know what to say. This is where Facebook comes in.
Many modern chatbots are trained with lines taking from movies. […] Everything is written with the intent of informing the viewer about the film’s characters, world, or narrative. This can often result in strange or nonsensical responses. […] In order to help remedy this problem, Facebook engineers have constructed their own datasets to help train the A.I. These datasets are taken from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace and consist of more than 160,000 lines of dialogue.
Source: DIGITAL TRENDS
No one had been able to interpret the Voynich 15th century manuscript: the language and the code it was written in were both unknown, and for this, researchers turned to Google Translate.
[…] scientists trained an algorithm to decipher 380 different-language versions of the UN “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”Once the AI turned up a 97 percent success rate in matching anagrams to modern words, the researchers fed text from the first ten pages of the Voynich Manuscript into it. The algorithm found that 80 percent of the encoded words appeared to be written in Hebrew. […] Next, they needed to figure out the code it was in. they turned to Google Translate. After the researchers corrected some spelling errors, the first sentence read: “She made recommendations to the priest, man of the house and me and people.” It’s a strange sentence but it does make some sense. […] The next step is to find a scholar well-versed in Hebrew and alphagrams, and they’re excited to apply this code-breaking technique to other ancient manuscripts.
Source: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS
The Chinese market is seeing an increasing demand for translation due to its inbound tourism expectations in the coming years. Sougou, the Chinese 2nd placed search engine operator, is responding with AI to instantly translate languages.
Sogou’s travel translator can translate spoken words even if there is background noise, and also make sense of text embedded in images, such as on menus and street signs, according to a company release. The device can translate 17 languages into Chinese and vice versa, including major European languages like French and Spanish to Asian tongues like Japanese, Korean and Hindi.