In a bid to make technology more productive and to provide easy access to its Indian consumer base, Microsoft has introduced a technology which integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to considerably improve real-time language translation for Hindi, Bengali and Tamil languages using Microsoft Translator app.

As of now, the company supports text input in all the 22 constitutionally recognized languages across its Windows interface and products. The new translator is equipped with a satellite DNN, called ‘TrueText’ that increases the accuracy of the translation by filtering indifferent words, pauses and repetition. Besides this new development, DNN is also capable of encoding concepts like gender, type of word and politeness level.

Given the lack of digital content in Indian languages and the numerous complexities involved in translation them, especially those of Dravidian and Aryan subdivisions, the translation systems based on DNN, according to Microsoft, have shown at least a 20 percent improvement in translation quality for all supported Indian languages.

This technology will give the users more appropriate results while browsing any website on the Microsoft browser, Bing, Microsoft Office and Skype. Android and iOS users can also use this technology through the Microsoft Translator app which recognizes and translates languages from speech, text and even photos.

In a statement, Sundar Srinivasan, the General Manager, AI and Research at Microsoft India said, “We are committed to empower every citizen and business in India by bringing the power of AI into their daily life and become a driving force for Digital India.” He further added, “We have supported Indian languages in computing for over two decades and more recently have made significant strides on voice-based access and machine translation across languages.”