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Video Translation And Its Implications For FireTech

Video Translation And Its Implications For FireTech

June 17, 2020 Talking to FireTech’s Leigh Kelson, we cover the origins of the video translator app, and what video translation can do for clients. We also cover the role of AI and ML in the language space. More ...
AI Internationalization: How Subtitling Can Boost ROI

How Subtitling Can Boost ROI

June 16, 2020 AI internationalization has a important role to play in boosting your video ROI or ROAS. What are the options, and how can you optimize your content production process to take advantage of this mega-trend? More ...
A Little Positivity: To Brighten Your Day, Week And Month!

A Little Positivity: To Brighten Your Day, Week And Month!

April 23, 2020 We’re focusing on the good news today, throughout all this devastation and chaos, there are people helping and trying to make the situation better in any way that they can. More ...
International Women's Day, girls in language

The Girls and Women Revitalising Canada's Indigenous Languages

March 10, 2020 It was International Women’s Day this past Sunday 8 March and in honour of the day we’re looking at some incredible females who are doing all they can for their native languages. More ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Humans

Fighting the Coronavirus and E. Coli with Machine Learning

March 1, 2020 When it comes to combating superbugs and viruses, the human raced needs all the help it can get. Artificial Intelligence is being implemented to find treatments to fight bacteria that was formally resistant to all forms of antibiotics. China is also using AI to quickly determine if a person is showing symptoms of the coronavirus, which could be a great win against getting a handle on the respiratory disease. More ...
How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

February 25, 2020 AI Dubbing will change everything, as the world becomes smaller and content can be increasingly searched in any language. Today we look at two very different approaches to building a video translator, first a one shot system including lip syncing. Secondly our own app, and some of the design decisions we have taken which are very human centred. More ...
How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It: AI Failed Rocketship

How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It

February 25, 2020 AI Transcription is very capable, and with the right use-cases, can lead to really big productivity wins. This means you can increase the quality of the transcription or translation depending upon what you are trying to do. We hope this post shows you some of the things to think about when choosing your preferred AI toolkit. More ...
One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

February 18, 2020 I remember that we got punished as students for speaking our mother tongue which was tagged ‘vernacular’ at school. That affected the growth of our indigenous languages greatly. Read about one woman’s journey to save her mother tongue, Igbo More ...
How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

February 17, 2020 The way younger users consumer video content is evolving and marketers need to evolve too. In this post we look at how video content consumption is changing and where AI can improve your processes. More ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Animals

AI & Wildlife Preservation

February 13, 2020 If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that wildlife preservation is important. Using Artificial Intelligence, researchers are fighting the good fight against wildlife population decline. And in a surprising twist, AI might just help us win this fight. More ...
Clients: Why You Make Me Blush!

Clients: Why You Make Me Blush!

February 5, 2020 A client picked up some bugs in our application. They helped us find the source of the bugs. And then they blew us away with their feedback More ...
Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

February 5, 2020 We recently came across an article with the exciting news that the Indian government is planning on making its Internet content available in regional languages to remove the language barrier among Indians. More ...
Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

February 4, 2020 A hearing impaired couple is suing a hospital for not providing disability friendly facilities. Is this justified? How can you avoid being sued for not meeting accessibility requirements? More ...
On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

February 4, 2020 Thousands of kilometres apart, and in incredibly different cultures; three linguists are doing their part to save the culture of their people through language. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 30/01/20

Sign Languages: Their past, present and future

January 30, 2020 For something that is used by an estimated 70 million people worldwide, sign language is pretty important. But there is still a lot we don’t know when it comes to the origin of sign language - luckily research is being done to change that. Going from the past to the future, Google Translate is developing a way to translate sign language into speech and we are excited about the possibilities that this brings for everyone! More ...
Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

January 29, 2020 We introduce the Quick Transcribe functionality. Here we have taken everything we learnt about how clients use our app and put it into a single workflow for fast, efficient transcription and translation. More ...
Mr Sh*thole: What To Do When Your AI Misbehaves

Mr Sh*thole: What To Do When Your AI Misbehaves

January 24, 2020 Facebook’s AI got in trouble this week for translating Chinese President Xi Jinping name as Mr Shithole. How to avoid AI disasters. Also, your co-workers are likely to trust a robot boss over a human one according to Oracle, and this might be a good thing. More ...
One place, many languages

One place, many languages

January 24, 2020 We’re talking language today and how diverse it can be even in the same country, or city! Germany is still a country divided when it comes to what a pancake should be called - maybe they should be called egg-cakes? Also Mandarin is now Melbourne and Sydney’s most widely spoken community language. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 21/01/20

Where are we heading with AI computing in the 2020s? And how human can they really become?

January 21, 2020 We now well and truly know that Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, but what will become of it, and us, in the future? More ...
The Weekly Roundup 08/01/20

Real life Dr Dolittle: We are on our way to talking to the animals and AI may make happen sooner than you think!

January 8, 2020 The real life Dr Dolittle: We are on our way to talking to the animals and it may happen sooner than you think! More ...
3x Increase In Transcription Efficiency

3x Increase In Transcription Efficiency

January 3, 2020 We achieved a 3x increase in our transcription efficiency using AI. Read on to find out how we did this, and what we learnt from changing our procedure. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 17/12/19

The Weekly Roundup: For the Love of Language

December 17, 2019 The world first pidgin-to-English translation model, Baby Shark is speaking Navajo and the amazing benefits of growing up in a bilingual household. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 10/12/19

The Weekly Roundup: Exciting developments for Epilepsy patients, Amazon has added 22 new languages to Amazon Translate and has Microsoft given children the ability to speak to reindeer?

December 10, 2019 Exciting developments for Epilepsy patients, Amazon has added 22 new languages to Amazon Translate and has Microsoft given children the ability to speak to reindeer? More ...
Changes In The Internationalization And Localization Industry

Changes In The Internationalization And Localization Industry

December 9, 2019 Rev.com, an industry leader in the internationalization and localization business recently changed its pricing model for transcribers. This change not well received inside the industry. What happened, why and how to move forward? More ...
The Weekly Roundup 26/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: Hello baby! Machine learning helping to understand placental health, did Shakespeare have help? And advances in health and medicine thanks to AI.

November 26, 2019 Hello baby! Machine learning helping to understand placental health, did Shakespeare have help? And advances in health and medicine thanks to AI. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 12/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: AI to the rescue! Using machine learning for the greater good; advances in medicine, agriculture and saving lives, is there anything we can't do with the help of artificial intelligence?

November 12, 2019 AI to the rescue! Using machine learning for the greater good; advances in medicine, agriculture and saving lives, is there anything we can’t do with the help of artificial intelligence? More ...
The Weekly Roundup 05/11/19

The Weekly Roundup: Foreign signs installed to save lives, when seeing isn't believing; learning about deepfake videos, content creators coming together to save the planet and hilarious movie translations

November 5, 2019 Foreign signs installed to save lives, when seeing isn’t believing; learning about deepfake videos, content creators coming together to save the planet and hilarious movie translations. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 29/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Google's latest Pixel 4 app impresses, praise for Nobel Prize winner and a feel-good video to brighten your week

October 29, 2019 Artificial intelligence is allowing us to travel back to the Europe of yesteryear. Plus, adapting AI software to search and rescue, and the need for translators in domestic violence cases. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 22/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Travelling back in time with AI, learning the love of translation and why it is imperative to get more interpreters in courthouses to aid domestic violence cases

October 22, 2019 Artificial intelligence is allowing us to travel back to the europe of yesteryear. Plus, adapting AI software to search and rescue, and the need for translators in domestic violence cases. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 15/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Babies teaching us how best to teach AI, glasses made for translation and keeping an eye on our giant fishy friends with the help of Artificial Intelligence

October 15, 2019 They’re the best known learners in the universe, so how can babies teach AI to think and learn like they do? Also this week: glasses that translate, spotting sharks in the surf with AI and a new space for content creators. More ...
The Importance of Open Captions

The Importance of Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

October 9, 2019 It comes as no surprise that for hard of hearing and deaf people, closed captions are a necessity for being able to watch TV, films and online videos. This is one of the reasons we believe it is so important to include open captions in videos. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 08/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: Translation devices changing the business game, machine learning aiding scientific research and the world's first ever AI concert

October 8, 2019 The art of translation has been a requirement for over 2000 years. One translator shares what she has learnt after being in the business for 20 years. How machine learning is aiding scientists in researching plants, AI writers writing as well as humans can, and we celebrate as Armenia hosts the first ever AI concert. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 01/10/19

The Weekly Roundup: AI is here to help; translation at the tip of your ears; and Google's ALBERT is receiving top ranks

October 1, 2019 Read on to get up to date on some of the most interesting things coming out of the world of Artificial Intelligence. There’s also top ranking machine learning systems and earbuds that can translate languages as you’re hearing them. More ...
The Weekly Roundup 24 September 2019

The Weekly Roundup: AI tools are transforming Indian healthcare, growth in the Translations Market and more

September 24, 2019 This week we take a look at how AI tools are helping to transform Indian healthcare, machine learning is being used to create new music, plus much more. More ...
8 Short Video Apps for Android | Best of 2019

The 8 Best Short Video Apps for Android

September 18, 2019 We’ve taken a look at the top performing short video apps in the Google Play Store. Read on to learn about all the features these popular short video apps for Android have to offer. More ...
9 Best Short Video Apps you Need to Know About

9 of China's Best Short Video Apps

September 17, 2019 Short video apps are really hitting the ground running in China. In this article we give a basic overview of some of the major short video makers in China are and what unique features they have to offer. More ...
How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

July 8, 2019 We used SEO to determine a new name. Read on to understand why this was done, how it was done, and what benefits we expect to get from the name change. More ...
How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

March 5, 2019 We look at an example where we translate a video from English to Chinese. More ...
Multi-Lingual Forms... What Black Magic Is This???

Multi-Lingual Forms... What Black Magic Is This???

January 15, 2019 Multi-Lingual Forms… What Black Magic Is This??? More ...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2019 We had a very good 2018 here at Video Translator. While a challenging year, the majority of the platform was built. Oddly, doing hard things well is enormously empowering, if a little scary. More ...