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New California Bill Disappoints Translators and Interpreters

California’s AB 2257 is an attempt to loosen a previous gig economy clean-up bill. It was authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who also championed AB 5, the general workers-rights gig economy bill that went into effect January 1 of this year. AB 5 states that most workers are employees, and as employees, they should be...

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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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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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Award Offers Over $200,000 for Arabic Translation

A prestigious and lucrative literary contest, The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, recognizes challenging and inspiring work coming out of the Arab world or engaging with its culture — including a translation category. Its deadline is approaching quickly. This week, the award’s reading panel committee commenced its review of 2021’s eligible submissions, holding its first session...

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