Thursday, April 05, 2018

AI/ML/DL: Amazon Translate & Transcribe

Amazon Translate is Now Generally Available

"Amazon Translate is now available for all customers. Powered by deep-learning technologies, Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Amazon Translate’s translation engines are trained on a wide variety of data across different domains to produce high-quality translations for various content. 

Currently, Amazon Translate supports translation between English and six major languages – Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Arabic, and Portuguese. Six additional languages will be supported in the coming months, including Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech."

Amazon Transcribe is Now Generally Available

"Powered by deep learning technologies, Amazon Transcribe is a fully managed and continuously trained automatic speech recognition service that automatically generates time-stamped text transcripts.

The Amazon Transcribe API makes it easy to convert speech to text. The service is able to detect different speakers in your audio with high accuracy and confidence to produce intelligible transcriptions so that you can clearly understand who spoke when."

Amazon Translate – Neural Machine Translation - AWS

Amazon Transcribe – Automatic Speech Recognition - AWS


Google Translate is already using DNN and has very large number of supported languages (about 70)

Microsoft has many translation tools, based on API that is still mostly "statistical"
Microsoft research is working on DNN based translator. For some reason it is currently restricted to Chinese only. Try and Compare - Microsoft Translator

Microsoft IoT: $5 billion investment, Hub, Edge

Microsoft will invest $5 billion in IoT. Here’s why. - Internet of Things

Microsoft invests $5 billion in the Internet of Things - SD Times

"The company announced it will invest $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years.

“The reason we are doing this is simple: Our goal is to give every customer the ability to transform their businesses, and the world at large, with connected solutions,”

Where will Microsoft spend $5B on IoT? | Network World

Azure IoT Hub is driving down the cost of IoT | Blog | Microsoft Azure