A.I. in Focus: Translating natural language

A big challenge in the development of artificial intelligence is the programming of computers to respond in a human-like way to input from the senses, including touch, vision and hearing. Dr Reza Haffari is making inroads in the study of natural language processing (NLP). His goal is to enable computers to do language-related human tasks such as trans- lation and ‘summarisation’—the taking on of detailed information and distillation of the essence of the knowledge it contains.

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