Microsoft Wants Everyone to Speak Chinese

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Microsoft’s latest breakthrough technology is a translating system that converts English into Mandarin Chinese, suggesting that we may not be far from establishing a means of fluent global communication between the East and West. The system uses multiple forms of disparate technology built around the same concept as the automated answering machines heard when one telephones customer service. The system was created in hopes to mimic the brain’s ability to recognize language and improve upon this process by directly translating speech from one language to another. The new technology remains unreleased as of now, while hiccups continue to be worked out.

Read further about this story here, and watch a video, with Microsoft’s Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrating the new technology after the jump…

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