Microsoft has reached a new milestone with its translation tech. Researchers at the company have developed a new translation that’s capable of translating news in Chinese to English with the same accuracy as real humans.
Researchers have been able to reach human parity with the new translation system through intense training methods. “Much of our research is really inspired by how we humans do things,” a researcher from Microsoft’s Beijing lab said. The accuracy of the translations improved over time as Microsoft researchers trained the translation models with methods like dual learning, deliberation networks, joint training, and more.
Microsoft researchers believe there are a lot of challenges lying ahead, though they hope the technology could one day be used in Microsoft’s consumer products, including Microsoft Translator, Office apps, and Bing.