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How computers translate human language - Ioannis Papachimonas


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Is a universal translator possible in real life? We already have many programs that claim to be able to take a word, sentence, or entire book in one language and translate it into almost any other. The reality, however, is a bit more complicated. Ioannis Papachimonas shows how these machine translators work, and explains why they often get a bit mixed up.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Ioannis Papachimonas
  • Director Peyton Skyler
  • Artist Celeste Lai
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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