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

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

What if multilingual AI truly had the ability to make assorted connections spanning a broad knowledge of the world sourced from hundreds of languages? 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 […]

Localizing Internal, Yet Global Communications

Localizing Internal, Yet Global Communications

Different companies have their distinct ideas about business best-practices, and the role internal communications have on a global scale. Outward engagement best practices vary from industry to industry, country to country, and even between sectors, and different emphases are put on different tactics to localize internal communications such as brand position, differentiation, and customer experience, […]

neural machine translation (NMT)

Disruptive So Far: Looking Back at Neural Machine Translation (NMT) Within 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 […]

NGO communications are getting more hyperlocal

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 a wide range of capacities, from supporting NGO communications to coordinating vaccine development efforts. In these times, information regularly crosses linguistic boundaries with the utmost urgency, and in response people all over the world have […]

Neural Machine Translation (NMT): Translating Emojis

Neural Machine Translation (NMT): Translating Emojis

Pop culture references have always evaded dictionaries for some time after their initial adoption, and now due to the voracity and speed at which the internet consumes and discards new slang and references, machines can’t quite keep up. Ayan has pointed to “odd spellings, hashtags, urban slang, dialects, hybrid words, and emoticons” as being the major hurdles for NMT.