The following is the beginning of an article published about MT from QT21 partner CNRS, written by François Yvon.

The recent defeat of the world champion Go player by the AlphaGo program has reignited speculation about artificial intelligence, and about the limits and dangers surrounding its development. However, many human skills still appear beyond the capacities of mere algorithms. Among these is translation; efforts since the 1950s to automate this activity continue to be thwarted by seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Could the AlphaGo approach offer new hope in this field, frequently cited as one of the most challenging for artificial intelligence?

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  • Published: 6 years ago on 12 March 2017