Google AI 'Translatotron' Can Make Anyone a Real-Time Polyglot

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Google AI yesterday released its latest research result in speech-to-speech translation, the futuristic-sounding "Translatotron." Billed as the world's first end-to-end speech-to-speech translation model, Translatotron promises the potential for real-time cross-linguistic conversations with low latency and high accuracy. Humans have always dreamed of a voice-based device that could enable them to simply leap over language barriers. While advances in deep learning have contributed to highly improved accuracy in speech recognition and machine translation, smooth conversations between different language speakers remained hampered by unnatural pauses during machine processing. Google's wireless headphone Pixel Bud released in 2017 boasted real-time speech translation, but users found the practical experience less then satisfying.


Amazing Google AI speaks another language in your voice

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On Wednesday, Google unveiled Translatotron, an in-development speech-to-speech translation system. It's not the first system to translate speech from one language to another, but Google designed Translatotron to do something other systems can't: retain the original speaker's voice in the translated audio. In other words, the tech could make it sound like you're speaking a language you don't know -- a remarkable step forward on the path to breaking down the global language barrier. According to Google's AI blog, most speech-to-speech translation systems follow a three-step process. First they transcribe the speech.


Google's latest Translate function turns speech of one dialect directly into another

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Google has announced a new translate tool which convert sone language into another and preserves the speaker's original voice. The tech giant's new system works without the need to convert it to text before. A first-of-its-kind, the tool is able to do this while retaining the voice of the original speaker and making it sound'more realistic', the tech giant said. Google claims the system, dubbed'Translatotron', will be able to retain the voice of the original speaker after translation while also understanding words better. Google has announced that their new translate tool will convert one language into another without the intermediate text-based process.


Natural language processing explained

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Me: Alexa please remind me my morning yoga sculpt class is at 5:30am. Alexa: I have added Tequila to your shopping list. We talk to our devices, and sometimes they recognize what we are saying correctly. We use free services to translate foreign language phrases encountered online into English, and sometimes they give us an accurate translation. Although natural language processing has been improving by leaps and bounds, it still has considerable room for improvement.