National Weather Service

Lilt Supports New National Weather Service Multilingual Website

Lilt is proud to provide the AI-powered technology behind a new experimental website that offers translated maps and infographics to better inform low-English-proficiency communities about the weather and preparedness.

New York attorney general calls on NWS to improve language access

Earlier this month, New York’s attorney general called on the National Weather Service (NWS) to improve its language access measures, in response to the disproportionate number of non-English speaking individuals who died during Hurricane Ida last summer.

National Weather Service outlines goals for more efficient Spanish translations

The National Weather Service (NWS) is currently looking into adopting a more efficient translation workflow, according to a recently published request for information (RFI). Currently the NWS produces such translations manually, however the organization believes this to be an unsustainable practice due to the heavy workload and the amount of time it takes to complete — as such, it seems that machine learning technology is in order.