News about people using machine translation in everyday life.
25 February 2019: Another article about doctors using Google Translate in the Daily Mail, though it’s taken mostly from this article in the University of California San Francisco’s news center. Brings up many questions about when and where MT should be used.
8 November 2018: Here’s a fun one! And I’ve been meaning to start a hashtag about bad uses for MT so this gave me an excuse to start #MTusedwrong. Brought to you by Moravia: Eight of the Most Bizarre Machine Translation Fails of 2018
29 October 2018: A short time ago this article Doctors are cautioned against using Google Translate in consultations was going around Twitter. The article was published by The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and advised doctors to use extreme caution in using Google Translate in clinical practice. I dug further, to the study that eventually sparked this caution: Doctors choose Google Translate to communicate with patients because of easy access.
25 September 2018, this BBC News article is fairly down-to-earth, outlining some of the problems and also solutions in MT. It also includes an interesting finding from a British Council survey: 2/3 of 16-34 year-olds use translation apps while traveling: How translation apps iron out embarrassing gaffes
A few Microsoft articles that I found interesting:
- 17 Sept 2018: A case study of a school district that uses Microsoft Translator to aid communication between faculty and parents who speak other languages: How Microsoft Translator empowered our district leaders, students and parents
- 27 Sept 2018: Microsoft’s intelligent mobile phone keyboard SwiftKey translates as you text
TAUS’s eLearning blogs, 12 September 2018: My own blog on users of FAUT (fully automated useful translation) MT
Tech Times, 17 June 2018: Judge Says That Google Translate Can’t Be Used To Authorize Police Search
BBC News, 30 July 2018: Google Translate serves up ‘scummy Welsh’ translation
A few different stories of MT use during the World Cup:
- The Guardian: Google Translate: the unlikely World Cup hero breaking barriers for fans
- New York Times: The Google Translate World Cup
Moravia blog on chat+MT: What Facebook Messenger Chat Translation Means for Global Brands
LinkedIn Engineering: Dynamic Machine Translation in the LinkedIn Feed
Common Sense Advisory: When Support Becomes a Multilingual Conversation
Jake Miller on using Google Translate in Excel: Translate in Google Sheets