Has AI Become Multilingual? How New Advances Could Be Pushing Past Language-specific Information Retrieval

When you enter a piece of text in Google Translate using the ‘Detect language’ feature, an algorithm able to recognize the belonging of specific words and patterns to various world languages selects one of many linguistic frameworks at its disposal, then begins the more linear natural language processing (NLP) task of translating your content into the target language. As magical as that is, it is easy enough to recognize that Google Translate […]

Localizing Internal, Yet Global Communications

Many different individuals, agencies, and companies have their distinct idea about business best-practices, and the role each department plays in their operations. Outward engagement best practices vary from industry to industry, country to country, and even between sectors, and different emphases are put on different tactics such as brand position, differentiation, and customer experience, to […]

Disruptive So Far: A Look Back at Neural Machine Translation in the Age of Natural Language Processing

With news this week that Google has improved some of the key linguistic functionalities of its search engine’s machine learning algorithms – including an AI spell check improvement that Google’s head of search considers more important by itself than the previous five years’ progress – it is an interesting moment in the brief history of […]

Hyperlocality in the Age of WhatsApp

As governmental bodies determine their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, technology is reaching across nations to aid these efforts. In these times, information regularly crosses linguistic boundaries with the utmost urgency, and in response people all over the world have come together to aid translators in their work. For example, WhatsApp, a social media chat […]

Internal Training Systems and The Industry Behind Them

All employees go through some sort of training in their first days at a new job or company. In our global and increasingly contactless business culture, training protocol is now adapting to keep pace with the rise of remote employment, driving the development of technologies that can facilitate training through digital media. Learning Management Systems […]