If you’ve been tuned in to localization technology for the past several decades, you’ve heard about the “revolution” in machine translation (MT). Some industry pundits will tell you that MT can translate anything—fast and for cheap. Others say jobs are in jeopardy because MT’s capabilities have reached parity with human translators.
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Globally Speaking is a podcast for localization professionals hosted by localization professionals. The hosts, Michael Stevens and Renato Beninatto, have casual conversations around things they’re passionate about, such as proving the ROI of localization, saving endangered languages and technology such as neural MT. Their guests are prominent industry thought leaders and subject matter experts.
As they look to foreign markets to drive revenues, global enterprises are building up their localization programs. These departments are big—nearly 60% of the revenue of international companies comes from foreign markets—yet universities have been slow to build programs to train people to work in the localization industry. Max Troyer, Program Chair of the Translation […]
We all prefer the easiest, most straightforward way to get the information we need. For an increasing number of people, that means getting help by talking into a phone or smart speaker rather than sitting down to type. In fact, 25% of people in the US, UK and Canada believe voice search will become the […]
A huge question on everyone’s minds regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “will it take my job?” In this special episode of Globally Speaking recorded live in Seattle, hosts Michael and Renato spoke with Tripp Parker, Technical Program Manager in Amazon’s Alexa Health and Wellness team, about this hot topic.
On a foggy March day, a KLM and a PanAm passenger jet were taxiing on the runway of Tenerife North Airport. A short while later, the KLM plane started to take off, accelerating down the runway unaware of the other plane, and collided into it, killing 583 people and causing the deadliest aviation incident in […]
More and more companies are taking a stand in order to promote their brand online and are committing budget and resources to do so. Customers—especially millennials—want their favorite brands to reflect their own values and views on society through things like campaigns focusing on trending social injustice stories, speaking out against discrimination or promoting conservation. […]