Tag: Chatbots

Timnit Gebru and The Problem with Large Language Models

In December of 2020, Google fired Timnit Gebru, a co-leader of their Ethical Artificial Intelligence team (Google continues to maintain Gebru resigned, though even...
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AI Data Training Company Appen Sees Increasing Rise in Stock Price

This week, Appen LTD, a global leader in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) data, reported a 6.9% increase in share value — the...

Translation chatbots and the US election

With political campaigns suggesting that texting young voters can be an effective method for getting the vote out, translation chatbots may actually play a role in this year's elections.

Humor and AI: Does it travel?

Conversational interfaces such as chatbots and voice assistants present many localization challenges — humor, for example. And that’s not even considering if the original content was all that funny to begin with.

The Irish Language: A Cereal Troublemaker Hits the Gaeltacht

I joined my son (aged 13) for breakfast and asked him if he knew the Irish for "cereal". Officially, the term would be "gránach bricfeasta" or similar, but he simply said, "calóga" (which basically means "flakes"). But I immediately thought he said "Cellógga", my Dublin urban Irish ear already tuned into expecting to hear brand names and slang as terminology.

Vive La French Tech! Chatbots, French Style

Conversational UI, that natural interaction between human and technology, is a hot topic worldwide, and the localization requirements for creating a great contextual natural user experience are fascinating and challenging, none more so than in the case of chatbots.

Conversational UI Language Design at LocWorld35

Conversational UI localization and language design skills are central to a great user experience. CUI means we moved from a "user"-centric concept of design to a human-centric one. After all, what could be more "natural" that talking to a computer? Both humans and computers "converse" in dialog, and it's the language design knowledge for such a conversation that's critical to delivering a natural, human-like interaction between the two.

Language at the ❤ of Conversational Interfaces

A Chat About Language and UI Chatbots and conversational interfaces are all the rage right with startups, VCs, innovators and users alike. Messenger apps have surpassed...

Conversational User Experience: Language Learning with Duolingo

Duolingo user experience shows how smart use of people and technology delivers satisfied users and increases language skills. For many, Duolingo is the “only game” in town.