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Risks and (Lack of) Rewards for Crowdsourcing

Today we have two separate stories regarding crowdsourcing, and the risks and possible (lack of) rewards that come from relying on an all-volunteer army to solve your translation needs. Risk: Microsoft's Very Bad Day Not cool, Microsoft. This week, Microsoft had to apologize profusely when its Bing translation engine started wrongly translating the Arabic [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:26-07:00September 1st, 2016|News, Technology|

Facebook, Google and the Future of Neural MT

Back a few weeks, we shared with you the news from Facebook about how the social giant was replacing Bing Translation with its own internally-developed automated machine translation (MT) system. We even did a brief test to see how their new in-house system compared to Bing Translate. Now comes the deeper and more stunning details. [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:58:10-07:00June 10th, 2016|Technology|