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The Week in Review: July 14, 2023

It’s been a busy week in the field of generative artificial intelligence (AI). First, Anthropic launched the second iteration of Claude, the company’s signature generative...

The Week in Review: June 30, 2023

Language learning is tough. But maybe ChatGPT can make it easier. At least that’s what some language learners and app developers are trying to see....

The Week in Review: June 16, 2023

This week, the European Union (EU) announced that its translation unit will be using machine translation to translate press materials more rapidly. Read more...

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.

The Economist shares data on English’s role in global pop culture

Data journalists at The Economist used information from Spotify to identify several trends in how local communities across the world listen to music — while English-language music remains quite popular worldwide, its popularity appears to be declining, as local audiences begin to turn more to music performed in their native language.

Conference to Highlight Language Access Issues in Arizona

Arizona State University (ASU) is slated to host a nationwide conference for translation and interpretation professionals later this month, with a particular emphasis on...

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

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

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...

Translation’s role in cybersecurity

Data security hackers are out there and they don't all speak English. That's the crux behind cloud email security platform Avanan's multilingual approach to phishing,...