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Pearson to Replace Problematic Language

After receiving a letter from an engineering student, publishing giant Pearson agreed to replace “master-slave” terminology in textbooks. The move signals progress in the movement to uproot racism from academia and industry. The effort to replace problematic language has been increasing in tech circles, including the localization industry. Terms like “whitelist” and “blacklist” are on...

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Translation Services Revitalized in Long Beach City Council

Mirroring a nationwide and global calls for language services, Long Beach resident demands for renewed interpreting services come as COVID-19 exposes major flaws in city member access to information about policy implementation in the city. After demands from the public, a southern California community will again offer language translation and interpretation for public hearings. Last...

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Speech Recognition Tech Startup Voiceitt Raises $10 Million

The latest round of funding will help the company continue to improve upon its speech recognition software and bring greater access to communication for those living with speech impairments. Last week, Israeli-based speech recognition technology startup Voiceitt closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Viking Maccabee Ventures. The company started out initially...

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Translation Technology Emphasizes UX with Timekettle’s Earbuds

The Offline Speech Translation capabilities of Timekettle’s newest M2 Earbuds add to the Timekettle WT2 Plus translation technology, along with providing many of the classic earbud functions, like listening to music, making calls, and asking Siri to tell a joke. As translation technology becomes more and more relevant in global communication, the industry is witnessing...

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Smart Masks in Japan Translate between 8 Languages

Adapting its translation software to meet the needs of a mid-pandemic world, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has created smart masks to aid in translation needs. As the number of people wearing masks grows during the pandemic, Donut Robotics has developed new smart masks that go well beyond PPE, and fall short as well. Connecting to...

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OpenAI Creates New Language-Generating AI

In its latest development of language-generating AI, OpenAI has created GPT-3, its most massive language model to date. The AI represents some of the best and worst parts of language. Speech-related AI is breaking new ground. OpenAI has developed a new AI software called Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3, or more commonly GPT-3. The new language-generating...

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Top 10 Worst Localization Influencers

Nimdzi’s top localization influencers list has garnered a lot of online debate and commentary over the past few weeks. Who’s on it? Who’s not on it? Nimdzi has just released an updated version, so MultiLingual is following suit with the list that everyone will be relieved to be excluded from: the worst localization influencers. All...

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