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New competition for ChatGPT? Google announces Bard and other AI advancements

Move over, ChatGPT — there’s a new generative AI tool in town.

Humans still beat machines when it comes to literary translation

You wouldn’t use Google Translate to churn out an English-language (or any language, for that matter) version of a novel like Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad — or would you?

Brave adds 93 languages to its privacy-oriented machine translation feature

Brave, a browser based on Google’s open-source Chromium browser, places a particular emphasis on user privacy, blocking any advertisement that depends on trackers. While Chromium has a native translation service, the company launched Brave Translate to ensure the privacy of its users.

Google Search to begin translating local news into user’s preferred language

Finding and reading news articles from another country could be getting a whole lot easier, thanks to a new feature Google has in the works for its search function.

Popular unofficial desktop version of Google Translate contains malware, researchers say

If you’re using an unofficial desktop version of Google Translate, you may want to run a quick antivirus scan on your computer. A popular application...

Zingword begins validating entire translator database

Professional translation services are undergoing a massive paradigm shift. Trust between translation industry stakeholders seems to have been shaken to its core due to the past decades’ practices of decreased payment, lack of security, and the fast pace of the demand versus the long-term strategies needed to ensure reliability between translators and their clients.

Following outcry, Google Translate removes offensive example phrase for Arabic entry

While brushing up on some Arabic vocabulary, one user pointed out that Google Translate’s entry for the Arabic word “تخطط” meaning “plan” was accompanied by an example phrase that means “planning to blow up the car.”

Could Google’s AR glasses break language barriers?

Earlier this month, Google gave the public a sneak peek at its latest piece of translation technology: a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses that translates spoken language in real time.

Africa Day 2022: Developing a more equitable tech landscape for African...

Most of the nations of Africa have been politically independent of colonial powers for the better part of half a century now. Still, discussions at the intersections of language and technology often overlook the continent.

Linguistic gender bias goes further than you may expect

In a paper published in Science Advances, the team of researchers found that speakers tend to use the word “people” in contexts more frequently associated with men than with women. The study could potentially shed further light on the gender bias in machine translation (MT).

Amazon Translate, Google Translate, Susceptible to Attacks

Toward the end of 2020, Amazon launched a Live Translation feature for its Alexa virtual assistant — according to a recent report from How-To...

Google Releases Dataset to Address Gender Bias

In an effort to address the gender bias in its neural machine translation (NMT) technologies, Google has recently released a new dataset that appears...