Messenger “VKontakte” has learned to translate messages

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Daria Gromova

Author of Lifehacker

Messenger «VKontakte» learned to translate messages

Social network « VKontakte announced the launch of a translator for messages. It will not work automatically, but upon request: you will need to click on a specific message and select “Translate”.

A neural network is responsible for the reliability and accuracy of machine translation, which is trained to correctly recognize Internet slang in different languages. Artistic and formal business styles are also subject to her.

When translating, you can listen to the text to find out how the phrase sounded in the original. At the start, you can translate from Russian into English, Spanish or Portuguese and vice versa. In the future, they promise to increase the number of compatible languages.

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