Google Can Translate 27 Languages Almost Instantly, Thanks to Neural Networks
- Google’s using deep neural nets to power this software. “If you’re translating a foreign menu or sign with the latest version of Google’s Translate app, you’re now using a deep neural net,” Google software engineer Otavio Good wrote.
- When a camera image is taken, Google Translate first looks for letters in the picture. (Again, using a neural network.) But the real challenge is running neural networks on a phone, instead of supercomputers in data centers. Google’s team optimized its software for mobile SIMD processors.
- Google Translate offers real-time two-way translation for English, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.