Translations

Facebook’s translations are now powered completely by AI

Around 4.5 billion translations are made each day<p>Every day, Facebook performs some 4.5 billion automatic translations — and as of yesterday, they’re all processed using neural networks. Previously, the social networking site used simpler phrase-based machine translation models, but it’s now …

Machine Learning

AI Techniques Now Power All Facebook Translations

When Facebook shows you an automated translation of someone's post, the tech behind that translation is now based entirely on neural networks – …

Machine Learning

Facebook moves translation backend to neural networks to handle 4.5B+ translations/day

Dalai Lama

Facebook translations are now entirely powered by AI

Facebook has been working on changing how it translates text in posts and comments and today it announced that its transition is complete. It means that translations should be quite a bit more accurate going forward.<p>Previously, Facebook was using phrase-based machine translation models, which break …

Machine Learning

Skyscanner's Localization Challenge: 3 Million Words, 30 Languages, 600K Strings

Travel search site Skyscanner has over 60 million monthly users constantly looking for the best deals on flights, hotels, and car hires.<p>As Slator …

User Generated Content

Ten Danish towns with hilarious literal translations

A closer look at the map reveals several gems that had us giggling away. Here are our favourites.<p><b>1. Sæd</b><p>A tiny village down by the border with …

Europe

Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink

On Patch Wednesday of this week, Microsoft said it released 14 non-security Office updates, covering such fascinating topics as improved Dutch …

Business Technology

Google To Improve On Kiswahili, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa Translations

SOUTH AFRICA–You may or may not have noticed how poorly <b>Google Translate</b> interprets African languages such as<b> IsiZulu</b>, <b>IsiXhosa</b> and <b>KiSwahili</b>. The …

Africa

Chinese Speakers Have an Official Name for 'Trump' in Mandarin - And You Can Bet POTUS Likes It

I spent the first half of 2010 studying abroad in Shanghai, China, taking classes while spending the weekends exploring both the city and other parts …

Donald Trump

14 movies with foreign title translations that make us giggle

If you’ve ever paid just the tiniest bit of attention, there are countless movies that have foreign title translations that don’t always hit the …

Movies

Lost in translation: China to ban 'Chinglish' to get rid of embarrassing mistakes on public signs

'Racist park' and 'explosive dog' are some funny Chinese to English translations..<p>Tired of being laughed at by foreigners for its hilarious but …

Language

Translations from across the world prove we are united by goodness and beauty

In spite of our differences, the world's most popular translations focus on themes of admiration<p>At times, it can feel like the world is more divided …

Language

China to introduce national standard for English translations in attempt to rid country of Chinglish

Tired of getting laughed at by visitors for its hilariously bad English translations, China is planning to institute a set of fun-killing national …

Shanghai

Signs in English to be improved with adoption of standards - Regional

Beijing: Standards, jointly released by Chinas Standardisation Administration, the Ministry of Education and the State Language Commission will be …

6 Best WordPress Translation Plugins for a Multilingual Site

If you clicked on this post, I’m guessing you want to find the best solution to translate your WordPress site. And why not? There are tons of …

Web Design

Why AI gets the language of games but sucks at translating languages

As seen at Google DeepMind’s conference this week, machine learning with AI has seeped into a number of industries in recent years.<p>Whereas in the past it was more a topic of discussion on theoretical applications, we now see machine learning being applied in smart cars, video games, digital …

Machine Learning

Reviewing App Translation Services: How to Make Your App Truly Global

Developing a unique, interesting Android application is requires one set of skills, but marketing your application requires another set of skills. …

Android Development

A new app called Boomerang will double-check awkward translations for you

When ‘hit the hay’ = ‘beat the crop’<p>Translation apps can be really useful when you’re traveling in a foreign country or trying to chat with someone who speaks another language, but some results from translation software lack nuance or just sound plain crazy in their translated form.<p>That’s the …

Google Translate

Morningside Translations Launches Relativity Plug-In

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 01, 2017) - Morningside Translations (www.morningtrans.com), a leading provider of legal translation and litigation …

Translation

Hotel industry leverages power of data

<b>Before its acquisition by Marriott was completed last September, hospitality company Starwood Resorts and Hotels Worldwide changed its approach to a</b> …

Kansas City, Missouri

Freelance Translators in the Mix as ECB Awards EUR 2.4m Contract | Slator

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on March 20, 2017 who is going to get a piece of its EUR 2.4m translation pie. The framework agreement is …

ECB

YouTube now lets creators crowdsource translations for titles and descriptions

YouTube today announced that creators can now use the Community Contributions feature to translate a video’s titles and descriptions. This means that it only takes a few clicks to let viewers translate your content so more people around the world can discover, understand, and learn from it.<p>Back in …

Google now provides AI-powered translations for Arabic and Hebrew

Google today announced that it’s switching over to neural machine translations, resulting in more natural suggestions, for two more languages: Arabic and Hebrew. Google first started using this approach in September and has been gradually rolling it out to more languages, with a goal of using it …

Google Translate

Gboard for Android gets real-time translations

An update to Google’s “third-party” keyboard on Android, Gboard, is rolling out today and it has plenty of suggestions to make to you.<p>Emoji and GIF …

Technology

25 movie title translations that are much better than the original

Please, Do Not Touch The Old Woman.<p>Translation is a tricky business. Idioms and turns of phrase that make perfect sense in one language will be utter …

Movies

3 Steps to Help You Choose a New Bible

I just counted the Bibles scattered around my house. Although we don’t use them all, we have 26 printed copies of God’s Word. Some belonged to loved …

Theology

Localisation 101 - How we can use language to make our games more inclusive.

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

How Many Bible Versions Should I Read?

Use multiple Bible translations for increased general understanding, and use one main translation for meditation and memorization.Listen Now

Language

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French - English translations

Some of these are just odd, other are plain wrong, and some translators have given up completely and gone home.<p>"Piece of the butcher anyone?"<p><b>1. Ze</b> …

European News

The Liberal Translation Guide Part Two: 20 More Translations of Things That Liberals Say

Last week, I put out The Liberal Translation Guide: 20 Translations of Things That Liberals Say and people were like, “Woah, I had no idea that...

Conservative View