He’s best known for movies such as The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and 500 Days of Summer. But Joseph Gordon-Levitt was talking about social technology when he spoke at the opening of IBM Connect in Florida. His website, www.hitrecord.org, allows artists, musicians and filmmakers to collaborate with each other, wherever they are in the world.
Sun, sea… and smart technology. Next week, the Lingo24 team are heading to Florida for one of the leading technology and business conferences of the year. IBM Connect brings together business leaders, IT managers and developers from around the world. It offers a wealth of insight into the latest trends and innovative software.
We all know automatic translation programmes aren’t perfect. But as with humans, the mistakes they make can be revealing. In some cases, they aren’t even mistakes – but just a choice of words that shows a particular bias.
Lingo24 has created revolutionary new technology to streamline the work of professional human translators. Our new system Coach allows linguists to work more efficiently by automating some time-consuming parts of the translation process.
TAUS, the translation industry think tank, has announced the winners of its annual awards for innovation in Seattle. And the prize for the winning “Insider” went to… Lingo24!
Once, a translator’s most vital tool was a good dictionary. But technology is rapidly changing the world of translation and localisation. Google Translate handles a million books’ worth of text a day – roughly the same as all human translators do in a year. And smarter software is having a big impact on how linguists work.
Did you know the British are the world’s most enthusiastic online shoppers? They make 13.5% of purchases online – the most of any major economy. And this is expected to soar to 23% by 2016, according to research by the Boston Consulting Group. The “internet economy” was worth £121 billion in 2010, or £2000 for each person in the country.
The spa town of Wiesbaden in Germany is best known for its natural hot springs and historic buildings. But for thousands of technical writers, translators, and marketing managers there’s another major attraction – the world’s biggest industry conference in October.
Dancing robots, eye-activated televisions, ultra-thin tablets, super-connected homes… it can only be IFA 2012, the world’s biggest consumer goods showcase. The Berlin trade fair gives a glimpse of the future of technology and how it could change our lives in the next few years.
Machine translation has made huge advances since scientists laboriously punched Russian words into “electronic translators” in the 1950s. But the dream of the “universal translator” is still a long way off – creating plenty of opportunities for amusing slip-ups and linguistic faux pas.