Natural Language Processing

Microsoft Acquires Montreal-Based Deep Learning Startup Maluuba

Today, Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba. The startup uses natural language processing and machine learning in an attempt to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI). For those who are not familiar, AGI is an attempted to create an AI agent that can successfully perform any task that a human being...

Google Translate Begins Using Neural Machine Translation For 8 Languages

Starting today, Google Translate will begin offering users more accurate text translations in a total of eight languages. The company revealed that its new Neural Machine Translation efforts, which were first revealed in September, have been extending to support translations to and from the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. These...