Cloud Computing: Amazon Plans to Take On Google Translate, Media Reports

June 27, 2017 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from Slator. Author: Florian Faes.

Google Translate could get a formidable challenger. Amazon is preparing to roll out its own machine translation service, CNBC reported, citing an anonymous source. Slator was unable to independently verify the report. We will provide follow-up coverage as the situation evolves.

Amazon will offer the machine translation (MT) technology it is already using internally to third parties, according to CNBC. The service, to be provided by cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services, could be announced before the annual Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas in November 2017…

The possible launch follows the US e-commerce giant’s acquisition of Pennsylvania-based translation startup Safaba in late 2015. Amazon and Google – two of the world’s most valuable firms – have been locked in a fierce battle in a range of categories, including shopping, data analytics, and smart home devices – apart from cloud computing…

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