Baidu Translate: The Inside Story

Artificial intelligence is on the rise in the world of machine translation. A string of recent news about tech giants bolstering machine translation engines with deep learning underscores just how central integrating deep learning into machine translation products has become for companies like Google and Microsoft. But what about Baidu, one of China’s largest internet pioneers? Slator reached out to a representative of Beijing-based Baidu, who is authorized to speak for the company, to get an exclusive look at what the Chinese tech leader has in store for its translation technology. Advertisement 100 Million Translations Daily Baidu began R&D on Baidu Translate in 2010, launching the product in June 2011. The company felt that translation was in line with what their search users needed. While our respondent declined to give…


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