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China’s News Agency Using #NLG Tech to Boost Productivity

China’s News Agency Using #NLG Tech to Boost Productivity | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Executive Editor of Quartz, Zach Seward, recently gave a speech in China at a conference organised by tech giant Tencent. This was turned into a news story by a combination of AI based speech to text software, automatic transcription, and an automated newswriting programme called Dreamwriter. Around 2,500 pieces of news on finance, technology, and sports are created by Dreamwriter daily.

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JoneR Pro, Tour Guide-Enabled WiFi Translator

JoneR Pro, Tour Guide-Enabled WiFi Translator | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

@JoneR Pro, jointly developed by China-based AI firm Beijing Babel Technology and Tsinghua University, is the world's first tour guide-enabled WiFi translator. In addition to the TZ deep learning algorithm, TZ neural network algorithm and 4-mic Dsmart noise reduction technology, JoneR Pro comes equipped with a large 4-inch touch screen and a 4200mhA battery, providing an all-in-one solution for users while abroad who need language translation, global internet access and audio guides for travel destinations.

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@Exfluency's #Blockchain Vision for the #Translation Industry

Robert Etches: "Already in 10–15 years, there will be some household (corporate) names and technologies that do not exist or have only just started today. And by 2050 the entire finance, food, and transport sectors (to name the obvious) will be ‘blockchained’ beyond recognition. At Exfluency, we see multilingual communication as an obvious area where a token economy and blockchain will also come out on top; I’m sure that other entrepreneurs in a myriad of other sectors are coming to similar conclusions."

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Digital Indigenous Language Activism via Twitter in 2019

Digital Indigenous Language Activism via Twitter in 2019 | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Over the next 50 weeks, 50 different activists will take turns sharing their perspectives on what their native language means to them and their communities. These activists are all working to promoting the use of their languages in new domains like the internet, which presents many opportunities and challenges. But there is also an important offline component to their activism related to long-standing histories and contemporary contexts that affect the vitality of indigenous languages.
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@Verizon's New AI Platform Packs Language Intelligence into Customer Support

@Verizon's New AI Platform Packs Language Intelligence into Customer Support | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Verizon's new Digital Customer Experience platform combines four AI-powered components—virtual agent, live agent, knowledge assist, and social engagement—to improve customer support outcomes. The new offering is more tailored for customer support experiences than general-purpose virtual assistants, though at the cost of flexibility.

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Language Tech to Aid Information Provision to Climatically-Challenged Language Communities? 

Language Tech to Aid Information Provision to Climatically-Challenged Language Communities?  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

PanLex effort: "We are also pushing for making machine translation a reality in more languages, with an initial focus on mid-tail languages – a process that also requires abundant resources and the collaboration of many. On our end, we are proud to offer the PanLex Database, the largest of its kind, connecting 25 million words in over 5,700 languages – as well as our expertise and hard work.

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@TAUS Launches Matching Data Service

@TAUS Launches Matching Data Service | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

TAUS has launched Matching Data: a new technique of selecting language data for the training and tuning of machine translation (MT) engines. This new approach is a perfect fit for the new generation of Neural MT, which is much more sensitive to the quality of the training data. Matching Data empowers MT developers as well as Language Service Providers to efficiently compile customized corpora for building their own domain-specific translation solutions based on an example data set.

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How the NYT Is Leveraging Alexa Voice Skills for News Service

How the NYT Is Leveraging Alexa Voice Skills for News Service | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The New York Times is expanding its efforts around audio programming and voice assistants by launching a daily flash briefing for Alexa devices, as well as an interactive news quiz, and it will be introducing “enhanced coverage” in its Sunday paper that prompts readers to launch dedicated Alexa skills to learn more about the stories they’re reading

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Joint #MT Study Confirms @Kantan TNN Delivers Powerful  Quality Scores

Joint #MT Study Confirms @Kantan TNN Delivers Powerful  Quality Scores | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
As the localization industry strives at a fast pace to integrate Machine Translation into mainstream workflows to increase productivity, reduce cost and gain a competitive advantage, it’s worthwhile taking time to consider which type of Neural MT provides the best results in terms of translation quality and cost. This is a question that has been…
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Content Streaming is Creating A New Business Around Multilingual #Subtitling in India

Content Streaming is Creating A New Business Around Multilingual #Subtitling in India | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
In the last two years though, global streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime have disrupted the subtitling scene in India. They aimed to expand the audience base for their existing content library, primarily in English. For that, content localisation was the way to go. Subtitles were the first step in that direction because dubbing would cost 10 times more. There were exceptions, like Narcos. The Netflix show that narrates Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s story in Español (Spanish) has been dubbed and subtitled in Hindi, among English and other languages. However, not every project has the same budget.
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Speaking Home Robots from Amazon in 2019? 

Speaking Home Robots from Amazon in 2019?  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

“If you follow Amazon’s trajectory, I can see it reinventing the personal robot sometime in 2019, just as it did with Amazon Echo,” says Werner Goertz, research director at analyst firm Gartner. Goertz says he has a “gut feeling” that Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, could soon be the default voice of robots for the home.
He’s not the only one with that view; The Verge reported, last April, that Amazon is working on a personal robot with the internal code name “Vesta”.

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Comparison of the Top Speech Processing APIs

Comparison of the Top Speech Processing APIs | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
There are two main tasks in speech processing. First one is to transform speech to text. The second is to convert the text into human speech. We will describe the general aspects of each API and then compare their main features in the table.
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Lily Smart Speaker for Chinese - The Rise of Personal AI-driven Language Tutors?

Lily Smart Speaker for Chinese - The Rise of Personal AI-driven Language Tutors? | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

A crowdfunded smart speaker called Lily is a personal Chinese language tutor - the first smart speaker designed to teach language learners how to speak Chinese in a natural way that includes interactive conversations and vocabulary-based language games. The team behind the speaker anticipates launching Lily in March.

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5 Speech Translators Demoed at CES

5 Speech Translators Demoed at CES | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
An array of companies at the Consumer Electronics Show are promoting increasingly sophisticated devices that allow people speaking different languages to converse with the help of hand-held devices or wireless earpieces.
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Using #ML To Assess #Sign-Language Learning Progress

Using #ML To Assess #Sign-Language Learning Progress | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
AI has previously been used for the recognition, translation or interpretation of sign language. But we believe we are the first to actually attempt to assess the signs a person makes. More importantly, we want to leverage the AI technology to provide feedback to the user about what they did wrong.
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In-Car Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report 2019

In-Car Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report 2019 | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The In-Car Voice Assistant Consumer Adoption Report is a 33-page report with 17 charts and diagrams based around a national survey of U.S. adults and an analysis of activity by leading automakers, device makers, and voice assistant platforms.

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The Risks of Using #BLEU in #NLP

I would urge you to use BLEU if and only if:

  1. You’re doing machine translation AND
  2. You’re evaluating across an entire corpus AND
  3. You know the limitations of the metric and you’re prepared to accept them.

Otherwise, I’d invest the time to find a metric that’s a better fit for your specific problem.

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@Zorroa: Textualising Video Data into 'Visual Intelligence'

@Zorroa: Textualising Video Data into 'Visual Intelligence' | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Zorroa (US) has defined a new category we call visual intelligence, which is a way of managing enterprise assets, such as documents, images, and videos, using these amazing new tech like machine learning,” says Wexler, who is Zorroa’s CEO. “That allow us to dig inside visual data and transform it into the kinds of data that enables the use of all the BI and big data tools that companies have been using recently to grow to that next level of effectiveness.”

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'Smarter Drafter' Makes Legal Docs #Conversational

'Smarter Drafter' Makes Legal Docs #Conversational | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Built for Amazon’s Alexa device with Smarter Drafter’s legal technology, our prototype creates lawyer-quality non-disclosure agreements. Voice-powered legal assistants will be available in the future, but you can use Smarter Drafter to create AI-drafted legal documents today.

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ATJ Bot: The World’s First Legal Aid #VoiceAssistant

ATJ Bot: The World’s First Legal Aid #VoiceAssistant | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

LawDroid, the legal bot developer, has now launched ATJ Bot, a voice operated legal aid assistant that initially will focus on giving help on uncontested divorces. The project has been backed by America’s main legal aid body, the Legal Services Corporation, plus West Tennessee Legal Services and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, with the system operating in that State. Development began in early 2018.

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How Phrasee's Copywriting App Cut Ad Cost per Lead by 31%

How Phrasee's Copywriting App Cut Ad Cost per Lead by 31% | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
As the AI tool began to show results, Tomorrow TTH and Wowcher gradually increased the budget and scale of the ads they were running. The AI-optimised ads succeeded in reducing Wowcher’s cost per lead by 31%, and there were other benefits as well: namely, a greatly increased Relevance Score.
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How #Language #Intelligence Improves News Feeds

How #Language #Intelligence Improves News Feeds | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Natural language understanding technology continues to optimize news push services. For news media platforms, AI can improve news information content and accuracy classification structures. NLP technology can also help a platform accurately predict user preferences to effectively improve user satisfaction. NLP technology can also help readers detect and purge subjective or fake news.
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Why #Hearables May Become the Biggest #Wearable

Why #Hearables May Become the Biggest #Wearable | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Advanced ear-worn devices can reduce smartphone use, as they will take over many tasks that users solve with the help of their smartphones today,” says the Gartner report “Forecast: Wearable Electronic Devices, Worldwide, 2018”.

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#Lifelogging Tech to Counter Deepfakes in the Disinformation War

#Lifelogging Tech to Counter Deepfakes in the Disinformation War | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

A third, more speculative technological approach to countering fake information is “authenticated alibi services,” which might soon emerge from the private sector. For high-profile individualst o protect themselves against deepfakes, some may choose to engage in enhanced forms of “lifelogging” (recording nearly every aspect of one’s life) to prove where they were and what they were saying or doing at any given time. Companies might begin offering bundles of alibi services, including wearables to make lifelogging convenient, storage to cope with the vast amount of resulting data, and credible authentication of those data. These bundles could even include partnerships with major news and social media platforms, which would enable rapid confirmation or debunking of content.

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Singapore to Launch Major #Text-Analytics Litigation Work Platform For Prosecutors

Singapore to Launch Major #Text-Analytics Litigation Work Platform For Prosecutors | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Singapore’s main prosecuting body, the Attorney General’s Chambers, or AGC, which looks after crime and financial sector cases, is to launch an automated litigation analysis work platform to improve efficiency in its courts. It is also set to embrace large scale text analytics for major evidence reviews.

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NL-based @Travis Could Help You Translate in Situ

NL-based @Travis Could Help You Translate in Situ | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Travis is een handig apparaatje met potentie. Hotels en de marechaussee zien mogelijkheden. Op de technologiebeurs CES in Las Vegas wordt deze week de Travis Touch Plus met taalleermodule geïntroduceerd, waardoor je behalve een tolk ook een taaldocent bij de hand hebt.
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