Unity in diversity: Microsoft introduces AI to enhance translation in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil
NEW DELHI: As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day, Microsoft on Thursday announced to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Neural Networks to improve real-time language translation for Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.
With Deep Neural Networks-powered language translation, the results are more accurate and the sound more natural.
“Microsoft celebrates the diversity of languages in India and wants to make the vast Internet even more accessible. We have supported Indian languages in computing for over two decades, and, more recently, have made significant strides on voice-based access and machine translation across languages,” said Sundar Srinivasan, General Manager-AI and Research, Microsoft India.
“Today’s launch is a testament of our quest to bring cutting-edge Machine Learning (ML) technology to democratise access to information for everyone in India,” Srinivasan added.
Users can avail the benefits of Deep Neural Networks-enhanced Indian language translation while surfing the Internet across any website on the Microsoft Edge browser, on Bing search, Bing Translator website, as well Microsoft Office 365 products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype.
The Microsoft Translator app in Android and iOS can recognise and translate languages from text, speech and even photos.
Since early 2000s, Microsoft has been pioneering the traditional Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) paradigm to translate global as well as Indian languages.
The incorporation of Deep Neural Networks into translating complex Indian languages has been engineered to bring more accuracy and fluency to translation.