Business

German AI translation start-up DeepL valued at $2 bn

The German translation firm DeepL said Wednesday that it had attracted $300 million of investment in a deal valuing it at $2 billion, as interest surges in generative artificial intelligence tools.

Internet

Faulty machine translations litter the web

Near the end of the last century, Bill Gates saw the prospect of unifying citizens of nearly 200 countries, speaking more than 7,000 languages, coming together in common dialogue through the suddenly burgeoning web community.

Machine learning & AI

Machine translation for cuneiform tablets

An AI model has been developed to automatically translate Akkadian text written in cuneiform into English. Hundreds of thousands of clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia, written in cuneiform and dating back as far as 3,400 ...

Software

Q&A: How to make computing more sustainable

Ask your computer or phone to translate a sentence from English to Italian. No problem, right? But this task is not as easy as it appears. The software behind your screen had to learn how to process hundreds of billions of ...

Internet

Google wants AI in one thousand languages

Google on Wednesday said it wanted to develop artificial intelligence using the world's one thousand most spoken languages as tech giants compete to dominate the internet's next battleground.

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