Machine translation (MT) is slower and less accurate than human translation and there is no immediate or predictable likelihood of machines taking over this role from humans. Do you agree or disagree?

Recent advancements in cognitive computing have radically improved Machine
translation
technology
(
MT
). Some people believe,
MT
can never be, as fast nor accurate as Human
translation
. I disagree with
this
point, and in
this
essay, I will put forth my views on how
MT
is slowly becoming better than a Human
translation
with suitable examples.
Firstly
, one of the major concerns of
MT
is its inability to accurately translate real time information. But with the advent of high speed internet technologies like 4G, and now 5G, we are able to process large volumes of data real time in the cloud.
For example
, once 5G
technology
gets implemented, there will be zero loss of information over the
network
,
this
would mean, a computer operating from US, over a cloud
network
, can easily translate large volumes of data within milliseconds
thus
solving the latency problem.
Secondly
, another factor
that is
contributing to the improvement of
MT
is Machine learning. With the help of machine learning
technology
, a high speed computer can create a neural
network
, which is continually learning various variables required for accurate
translation
like accents, slangs, context of usage etc..
Such
neural networks are programmed to learn on its own and
this
will tremendously improve accuracy of
MT
.
For example
, the latest version of Skype for Business from Microsoft, comes with a Machine
translation
feature, where people from different countries can talk to each other in their own language and the
MT
feature will translate the conversation over the
network
.
This
particular application was built using machine learning
technology
. To sum up, with companies investing billions of dollars to improve their machine learning capabilities, I believe,
MT
is going to become faster and accurate, and within no time it will be as perfect as a human translator.
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The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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