Tag: language

SignAloud gloves

When you first read about the SignAloud glove, a high-tech device to automate sign language, it’s easy to feel like the future is finally here. However, although a technological feat, it seems the real needs of the Deaf community might have been overlooked. Is this a feel-good story or not-so-fast? As so often, unfortunately, the reality seems to be a bit more complex.

Purdue Researchers Look Into AI and Subtext

If you’ve ever found yourself scratching your head and wondering if your uncle’s outlandish Facebook post was meant to be satire or not, you’re...

New York City Invests $4 Million in Language Access

In an attempt to improve its communication efforts with multilingual families and students with limited English proficiency (LEP), New York City is investing $4...

SambaNova Adds GPT to Services, Expands NLP Capabilities

SambaNova, a Palo Alto-based tech company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI), announced recently that the company has added the GPT-3 language model to...

Emergency services dispatcher hung up on Spanish-speaking caller in fatal fire,...

Lehigh County, in the eastern US state of Pennsylvania, is the subject of a lawsuit filed in federal court on October 20 alleging, among...

What Can AI Teach us about the Human Brain?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  believe that artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language models may...

Babbel Set to List on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Babbel, the popular Berlin-based online language learning platform, announced Sept. 7 that it would list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) this year, according...

Why Language Service Experts Need to Think Twice Before Saying Localization...

A common saying in the language industry is that localization is best when it goes unnoticed. This reflects important lessons learned from the many...

OpenAI Develops English to Code Translation System

On Aug. 10, OpenAI released an improved version of its Codex AI model to developers — Codex AI can translate commands written in natural,...

The Need for Multilingual Science-Focused Content

It’s no secret that the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of science literacy and the problems surrounding limited language access...

When Doctors Double as Medical Interpreters

An anthropological study published earlier this year in Sage Journals suggests that hospitals in the United States may be asking a bit extra of...

What makes a language foreign?

Minari, a film by Korean-American filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, won the award for best foreign language film at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday,...