Google rolls out new Google Neural Machine Translation system

Google rolls out new Google Neural Machine Translation system

On Tuesday, tech biggie Google rolled out a new incarnation of the Google Translate translation software. The new Google Translate version unfolds a novel technique which will apparently brings about a vast improvement in overall results produced by the artificial intelligence-(AI) assisted language translation software.

The new technique of translation is being called the Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT) by the Google AI team.

Sharing details about the new Translate version, the Google AI team said that the GNMT technique initially provides a less resource-intensive way for comprehending a sentence in one language, to translate the same sentence in another language.

The team further explained that the new GNMT translation technique differs from the earlier translation methods in the sense that it ingests one complete sentence for translation as a whole, rather than taking in one word or phrase as a standalone unit.

Revealing that the GNMT technique, when first employed, effectively matched the accuracy of the existing translation systems, and is even close to achieving human-level translation accuracy, Google Brain team researchers Quoc V. Le and Mike Schuster said that one of the key advantages of the GNMT technique is that “it requires fewer engineering design choices than previous Phrase-Based translation systems.”

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