Translating lost languages using machine learning

System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

“She” goes missing from presidential language

Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~10 min

Bot can beat humans in multiplayer hidden-role games

Using deductive reasoning, the bot identifies friend or foe to ensure victory over humans in certain online games.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Can science writing be automated?

A neural network can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 17, 2019 ~9 min

Peering under the hood of fake-news detectors

Study uncovers language patterns that AI models link to factual and false articles; underscores need for further testing.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2019 ~7 min

Putting neural networks under the microscope

Researchers pinpoint the “neurons” in machine-learning systems that capture specific linguistic features during translation tasks.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2019 ~8 min

Machines that learn language more like kids do

Computer model could improve human-machine interaction, provide insight into how children learn language.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 31, 2018 ~9 min

Model paves way for faster, more efficient translations of more languages

New system may open up the world’s roughly 7,000 spoken languages to computer-based translation.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2018 ~7 min

How music lessons can improve language skills | MIT News

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 25, 2018 ~7 min

William Rodríguez: Helping others broaden their horizons | MIT News

MIT senior and Model UN leader William Rodríguez works to encourage the global exchange of ideas.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 20, 2018 ~8 min