Microsoft brings AI-powered translation to end users and developers, whether you’re online or offline

Microsoft Translator has added new capabilities that allow users and developers to get artificial intelligence-powered translations whether or not they have access to the Internet. The new capabilities allow both end-users and third-party app developers to have the benefit of neural translation technology regardless of whether the device is connected to the cloud or offline….

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How Rochester Institute of Technology uses Microsoft Translator to scale accessibility support in its classrooms

Empowering classrooms to be more inclusive for students who are deaf or hard of hearing students is a key mission of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf. To scale this mission, RIT brought in Microsoft Translator’s AI-powered Presentation Translator. Using AI-powered speech and language technology, the PowerPoint add-in automatically…

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Neural Machine Translation reaches historic milestone: human parity for Chinese to English translations

Microsoft announced today that its researchers have developed an AI machine translation system that can translate with the same accuracy as a human from Chinese to English.  To validate the results, the researchers used an industry standard test set of news stories (newstest2017) to compare human and machine translation results.  To further ensure accuracy of…

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API customer text translations no longer logged by Microsoft Translator

Microsoft Translator Text API translations are no longer logged for training purposes to improve the quality of the Translator service. No data sent for translation through the Microsoft Translator Text API will be kept, and no record of the submitted text will be saved in persistent storage in any Microsoft data center.   Previously, Microsoft Translator recorded a small sample (10%) of random, non-sequential, anonymized data coming through the API. This was used for training purposes to improve translation quality. Paid subscribers, subscribing…

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Introducing 6 new text to speech languages

Microsoft Translator adds 6 new languages to the list of text to speech languages, bringing the total number of supported languages to 36. Text to speech audio output allows you to play translated text in its native accent.   As mentioned in the Cognitive Services blog, the languages were added to the Bing Speech API in early February, and are now available in the Translator Text…

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Make your website global with Microsoft Translator

Do you have a website that you want to make accessible to a global audience? Microsoft Translator has several options to make your website available to users worldwide in 60+ supported languages. By integrating Microsoft Translator, you can cost-effectively reach new audiences with your online content. Fully localizing websites, especially beyond the home page, can be cost…

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Learn how Azure’s Custom Speech Service Powers Presentation Translator

On the Azure blog, Xuedong Huang, Technical Fellow at Microsoft’s AI and Research group, explains how Microsoft’s state of the art speech recognition technology is transforming our daily lives. Xuedong calls out Presentation Translator for PowerPoint – an add-in that displays live, translated subtitles as you speak while giving audience members the opportunity to follow…

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Honor View10 Launches New Device with Translator Pre-Installed

Microsoft Translator has partnered with Honor – a sub-brand of Huawei – to bring AI-powered offline neural network translation to a larger market. The new Honor View10 comes with an optimized Microsoft Translator app pre-installed. Similarly to the Huawei Mate 10 series, the Honor View10 also features a Neural-Network Processing Unit (NPU), which allows the…

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Chinook Middle School Uses Microsoft Translator to Foster Multilingual Dialog with Parents

At Chinook Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, Mr. Russell White – Chinook’s principal – uses Microsoft Translator to communicate with parents who speak multiple languages. Using the Translator live feature and the Presentation Translator PowerPoint add-in, he’s able to speak in English while parents follow along on their own device, in their chosen language. Check…

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Microsoft Translator accelerates use of Neural Networks across its offerings

Exactly one year ago, Microsoft Translator made a new AI-powered technology available to everyone: neural machine translation (NMT) . Since then, the team has been working hard to expand the use of NMT to improve translations in the Microsoft Translator Text and Speech APIs, as well as in all of Microsoft Translator’s supported products.   Today,…

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