Google moves to curb gender bias in translation

Google has been making an effort across all of its services this year to reduce gender bias in machine learning. Its latest move is to address gender bias by providing gender specific translations for some languages on Google Translate, one of the most widely used online services for translation. Another step Google recently took to promote fairness in artificial intelligence and machine learning was to remove gendered pronouns from Gmail’s Smart Compose feature. The company decided to remove them altogether after it was convinced that there was no other way right now to ensure that Smart Compose could be completely free from gender bias.Google Translate has historically provided only one translation for every query even if the translation can have a masculine or feminine form. By producing just one translation, the model inadvertently replicated gender biases which already exist. “It would skew masculine for words like “strong” or “doctor,” and feminine for other words, like “nurse” or “beautif

Google moves to curb gender bias in translation

Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Google Translate gets rid of some gender biases

Google is by no means perfect when it comes to issues relating to gender, but it’s clear the company is trying. Google recently made some important changes to its Translate tool — ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from TechCrunch

Google is working to remove gender bias in its translations

Google has taken a step towards reducing gender bias on the Google Translate website. In the past, when a word could be translated in either a masculine or feminine form, only one translation ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Engadget

Google Translate learns to reduce gender bias - CNET

The function is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google Translate Gets Gender Specific Translations For A Few Languages

Google has been making an effort across all of its services this year to reduce gender bias in machine learning. Its latest move is to address gender bias by providing gender specific translations ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Ubergizmo

Google Translate now offers gender-specific translations for some languages

In an effort to reduce gender bias in its translations, Google Translate will now show gender-specific translations for some languages. Previously, Google Translate would only show ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from The Verge

Google is trying to remove gender bias from its translation services

And it also wants to remove gender bias in other features, like query auto-completes. The company has announced that it’s web-based Google Translate service will now provide both feminine ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Google fixes 'sexist' Translate tool

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