31 Jan 2017

ANNs: Discovering new insights into language

Google makes a major step forward using Neural Networks to revolutionise translation. This even works with language pairs where the Neural Network is not specifically trained. Instead, the Network utilises translation patterns discovered whilst training other languages in order to enable zero shot learning between hitherto untranslated pairs. Impressive indeed. The philosophical implications of this have yet to be considered, though it appears that Chomsky's famous theory claiming that language is innate, may have found unexpected support.

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