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Facebook researchers use AI to build a better translator

Fri Aug 04 11:54:18 EDT 2017 | The Next Web
Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) is at it again, unleashing advanced AI networks on the world. This time, instead of being surprised by the ability of computers to create their own language, Facebook is using them to help us better communicate in ours. The social network’s AI research team have turned translation services over to AI completely, it said in a post from an official blog. FAIR has been training its AI to better understand how things like slang, typos, and intent work..


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