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According to Engadget (This article and its images were originally posted on Engadget December 7, 2018 at 04:15AM.)
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 was provided, and because Google Translate learns from existing examples of translations, biases in those samples can be transferred to Translate’s responses. That could sometimes result in words like “strong” or “doctor” leading to masculine translations while words like “nurse” or “beautiful” could produce feminine translations. Now, however, for certain languages, Translate will offer both a masculine and a feminine translation when either might be appropriate.
This feature is currently only available when translating English into French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish and when translating from Turkish to English. Google uses the example of “o bir doktor” now being translated to both “she is a doctor” and “he is a doctor” rather than just the latter alone.
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