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Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for Skype on Monday: Skype Translator will translate communications from users using different languages in near real-time — that is, as you’re chatting. At first, Skype Translator will work with spoken English and Spanish, as well as forty written languages over instant messaging.
To try it out, you’ll need a computer running Windows 8.1 or a current Windows Phone. You can sign up for the preview here. Users of Skype Translator will need to manually activate the feature for each person they speak to in order to hear their conversation automatically translated. The software will also provide an on-screen transcript of the call.
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Source – http://phys.org/news/2014-09-world-software-automate-production-line-image.html
Fujitsu Laboratories has announced the development of a technology for automatically generating image-recognition programs that accurately detect the positions of components as captured by cameras in automated assembly processes by utilizing images of electronic components and IT equipment. Automatically generated image-processing programs that use machine learning have not been able to detect positions up until now, requiring that experts individually develop image-recognition programs. As a result, any changes to the manufacturing setup, such as a machine’s operating parameters, could involve more than a week’s time spent revising the program, during which time the production line would sit idle. What Fujitsu Laboratories has done is to develop a technique for automatically generating image-processing programs that detect positions by controlling the order in which the various image-processing functions that make up a program are combined, and using machine learning based on the similarity of shapes. Samples of the object to be detected are presented as teaching materials, and this makes it possible to automatically generate an image-recognition program in roughly eight hours, or one-tenth the time previously required. Fujitsu Laboratories plans to use this technology to help make production lines better able to respond to changes in their operating environment without long downtime.
Details of this technology are being presented at the Autumn Meeting of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, opening September 16 in Tottori, Japan. Read more of this post