Microsoft reaches a historic milestone, using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to Englishblogs.microsoft.com
Microsoft reportedly matches human translation performance using several recently proposed improvements to NMT: Transformer (NIPS 2017) + Dual Learning (NIPS 2016) + Deliberation Nets (NIPS 2017). Of course, many of the usual caveats apply. You can read the paper here. Of course, we are still a long way from matching human performance on all texts.