Google has announced that the Google Translate service has made a major advancement in the way it understands and translates languages. According to the Google Translate blog, the major leap occurred from the advancements procured from “Neural Machine Translation.”

Translate just got WAY smarter
Neural Machine Translation sounds scarier than it probably is

Neural Machine Translation creates a smarter, more efficient translation ability–a bigger leap forward than the last ten years of translation technologies has allowed. To start with, the new updated Google Translate will support a handful of languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. Eventually, Google Translate will employ Neural Machine Translation for all 103 languages that are normally supported.

Google's translate service is much smarter than it has been in the past
Google’s translate service is much smarter than it has been in the past

In conjunction with this new advancement in Translate, Google has also announced that the Google Cloud Platform is offering machine learning APIs that will make it easier for anyone to use machine learning technology. Google Cloud is aimed at businesses looking to use data analytics to increase efficiency in key business areas. This sounds like futuristic AI capabilities that we imagined far into the future–but it’s here now! Here’s hoping that individuals and companies alike will put this new tech to good use.

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