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    Facebook Announces Speedy New Language Tool

    No more getting lost in translation. Tools that automatically convert one language into another already exist, but the social network says its new prototype will do the job nine times faster using a machine learning method known as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) instead of the current standard, recurrent neural networks (RNNs). The new technology hasn’t been implemented yet, but Facebook, which is open-sourcing its translation research, hopes to roll it out once the company builds an extensive glossary of multilingual slang to keep up with the world’s online colloquialisms.

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