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Google opens up Classroom so anyone can now become a teacher

Google opens up Classroom so anyone can now become a teacher | WordLo | Scoop.it
Google is opening up its Classroom educational service to allow anyone to create and teach a class on its platform.

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Google Classroom now available for everyone...  https://classroom.google.com/
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 19, 7:40 AM

Cool and may have broader application. 

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How to Build a Career, Not Just Find a Job

How to Build a Career, Not Just Find a Job | WordLo | Scoop.it
Developing your professional network will be far more valuable than uploading your resume to every listing site on the internet.
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Where Are the Women in Translation? - Words Without Borders

Where Are the Women in Translation? - Words Without Borders | WordLo | Scoop.it

I’ve never been good at math, or maybe I should say, I never liked math enough to be good at it, even if I did get the odd A in the subject in high school. So I don’t have a clue how to divide 3% by 26%, for example. I searched on the Internet, and found calculators that were very
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Proofreading: Additional Time and Expense you can do Without? - Linguistica International

Proofreading: Additional Time and Expense you can do Without?  - Linguistica International | WordLo | Scoop.it
Is translation proofreading a time consuming and expensive process you can do without? Take a look at the following examples and decide for yourself.
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Which country needs your work skills the most? | Angloinfo World: Expat Life

Which country needs your work skills the most? | Angloinfo World: Expat Life | WordLo | Scoop.it
We look at recent LinkedIn and World Economic Forum reports to work out where the skills of the internationally mobile professional workforce are most needed.
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Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche

Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche | WordLo | Scoop.it
Amazon’s rapid rise to prominence in the translation of foreign prose to English — which has drawn appreciation, but also some suspicion by members of the translation community — is yet another sign of the online retailer’s growing cultural significance.
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Google's AI translation tool seems to have invented its own language

Google's AI translation tool seems to have invented its own language | WordLo | Scoop.it
Google's Neural Machine Translation system appears to have created its own language.
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Mark Thompson: "Il nostro giornalismo contro la rabbia di Trump, con lui il New York Times ha guadagnato lettori"

Mark Thompson: "Il nostro giornalismo contro la rabbia di Trump, con lui il New York Times ha guadagnato lettori" | WordLo | Scoop.it
Il presidente e chief executive del NYT: "Ci attacca, ma non scendiamo sul suo stesso piano. Noi falliti? Una falsità: abbiamo il bilancio in utile
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Analysis | One thing Trump has stopped doing on Twitter since inauguration

Analysis | One thing Trump has stopped doing on Twitter since inauguration | WordLo | Scoop.it
Trump's Twitter syntax, quantified!!!
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Oltre la tariffa c’è di più

Oltre la tariffa c’è di più | WordLo | Scoop.it
Questo post nasce come ideale risposta al post pubblicato oggi da Stefania Marinoni, (qui). Stefania nel suo post parla di tariffe nel settore tecnico e dice che un neo-traduttore può proporsi con una tariffa di €0,06. Sarà vero? Ho iniziato a propormi alle agenzie come traduttrice nel 2014 (partita IVA aperta il 2 gennaio, all'ufficio…
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Why AI-powered translation needs a lot of work

Why AI-powered translation needs a lot of work | WordLo | Scoop.it
The latest scare story around the rise of robots is that within 120 years all human jobs will be automated. If that study from Oxford University is to be believed, we’re just 3 to 4 generations away from perpetual holiday. The report goes on to predict when AI will outperform humans and — more interestingly — how. Some aspects will be of genuine concern to certain industries: AI will be a better driver than human heavy goods vehicles drivers by 2027, AI will write better novels than we can by 2049, and, closest to today, AI will be better at translation by 2024.
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The Expendable Translator

The Expendable Translator | WordLo | Scoop.it
Two ideas drive the now decades-old campaign to extend royalty payments to translators. The first is practical: introducing a royalty clause into the contract ensures that at least in cases where a translated book makes serious money the translator will get some share of it. The second is conceptual: translation is “intellectual property” and as such should be considered authorship and should receive the same treatment authors receive. There are problems with both of these ideas.
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Every translation is different, every translation requires a degree of creativity, hence the translation is “intellectual property” and as such should be considered authorship and receive the same treatment authors receive.
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The Status of the Translation Profession in the European Union

The Status of the Translation Profession in the European Union | WordLo | Scoop.it
Based on thorough and extensive research, this book examines in detail traditional status signals in the translation profession. It provides case studies of eight European and non-European countries, with further chapters on sociological and economic modelling, and goes on to identify a number of policy options and make recommendations on rectifying problem areas.
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Why so few men? : Gender imbalance in conference interp

Research into the causes and consequences of a preponderance of women in the profession of conference interpretation and what men think about it.
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Debunking the Myth of Memorization: Why Confident Speakers Learn Their Lines

Debunking the Myth of Memorization: Why Confident Speakers  Learn Their Lines | WordLo | Scoop.it
Want to be a memorable speaker? Use these memory tips and give a speech the audience remembers long after you're done speaking.
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Johnson: Translation platforms cannot replace humans | The Economist

Johnson: Translation platforms cannot replace humans | The Economist | WordLo | Scoop.it
ARAB newspapers have a reputation, partly deserved, for tamely taking the official line.
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Facebook Engineer on Why Translation Is Still Hard | Slator

Facebook Engineer on Why Translation Is Still Hard | Slator | WordLo | Scoop.it
Facebook Engineering Manager discusses social network’s key challenges with machine translating billions of posts and videos
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L'inconfondibile stile di Trump in 6 parole. Tra insulti e punti esclamativi

L'inconfondibile stile di Trump in 6 parole. Tra insulti e punti esclamativi | WordLo | Scoop.it
Il Washington Post e il Financial Times fanno il punto sulla grammatica e sul seguito del presidente
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Google uses neural networks to translate without transcribing

Google uses neural networks to translate without transcribing | WordLo | Scoop.it
A new way of translating speech without first transcribing it could outperform conventional machine translation, particularly for rare languages
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Golly, matey – vocabulary change is massively awesome | Macmillan Dictionary Blog

Golly, matey – vocabulary change is massively awesome | Macmillan Dictionary Blog | WordLo | Scoop.it
The words we use reflect the times we live in, and trends in vocabulary highlight changes and preoccupations in society. We see this in the words and phrases
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How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality

How to survive gaslighting: when manipulation erases your reality | WordLo | Scoop.it
Ariel Leve offers strategies to stay resilient in the face of psychological abuse that distorts the truth – much like what’s coming from Trump’s administration
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