Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Bergamot (Browser-based Multilingual Translation)
Reporting period: 2019-01-01 to 2020-06-30
Partnering with Mozilla means the project will extend Firefox with private translation functionality.
The system also estimates its own confidence and displays it to users, warning of potentially incorrect translations. This functionality can also help you send an e-mail or fill out a form in a language you do not speak. If the system is not confident about translating part of your e-mail to another language, it will point to the problematic part and invite you to rephrase.
Our project featured in over 40 news articles and made #1 on Hacker News."
Our project has pushed boundaries of efficient neural network models, making them faster or supporting larger models on consumer devices. These methods have implications the speed and quality of other systems like captioning and summarization.
Estimating the system's own quality ensures trust in algorithms, a rising societal issue, is placed more appropriately. Moreover, it requires less labeling, so the technology can be applied more widely for languages with less data available.