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Human translators rout AI in much-hyped translation event

Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By The Korea Times

Humans proved they have the competitive edge in comprehension of original texts compared to translation programs, despite the rapid improvement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Tuesday.

On a scale of 30 points, four human translators received around 25 points whereas the best score by one of the three translation programs was 15. The two other AIs had less than 10 points, the organizers said.

"Human translators received high scores," said Kwak Joong-chol, chairman of the Korean Association of Translator & Interpreters (KATI), who led the three-member evaluation panel.

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