[ExI] Google’s AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn’t Taught

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 21:11:42 UTC 2016

The AI can translate a language pair with a reasonable amount of
accuracy if it has translated both of them into another common
This removes a significant amount of human input, and it opens the
door to AI that learn and problem solve better than ever.


Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like
the  human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows that
(once again) AI can outperform humans in a big way. Google’s AI can
now translate language pairs it has not been trained for. To be clear,
this means that it can translate between languages that it wasn’t
taught to translate. This works if the AI first translates both of the
languages into a common language that it knows.

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