It’s well worth a read of the post but also the comments to the post I’ve linked here. It appears the claims of the original author were slightly overblown. That said, Google has improved the efficiency of machine translation substantially, importantly, its ability to learn-on-the-go. When considering the rate of increase of computational power, and the miniturisation of the same, how long will it be until the ability to understand via an interlingua powered by a neural network like the one identified from Google below is embedded in our own body for real-time interpreting. This could be the step toward being cyborg or transhuman that a lot of humanity would be willing to take without moral or ethical qualms.
https://t.co/rO6z56pq6X I for one welcome our new linguistic overlords
— C (@c4miller) January 10, 2017
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January 10, 2017 at 12:20AM