One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

Tat Banerjee Oddly, its the feel-good stories which we think are the most important. This week we had a few stories come by which show much progress is being made in the popularity of regional languages. Here at VideoTranslator we feel that most people are quite ...
How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator we keep an eye on what everyone else is doing. Well, we try to anyways. And one of the better resources out there is Social Media Today. This article, ‘What Gen Z is Watching Online - and What That Means for Marketers in 2020 ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Animals

AI & Wildlife Preservation

Renee Dubé If there's one thing most of us can agree on, it's that wildlife preservation is important. The animals on this planet have been suffering a lot since we humans came on the scene. Luckily, there are amazing people out there trying to right the wrongs ...
Clients: Why You Make Me Blush!

Clients: Why You Make Me Blush!

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator, we get lots of feedback from clients. Most of it is good, some of it not so much. Recently, as we have started to build out our retail client base it has become interesting. The product challenge with retail is quite different fro ...
Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Renee Dubé 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." Currently websites are availabl ...
Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator, we do a lot of work with clients who are part of the healthcare ecosystem. That being said, we are not transcribers, translators, voice over artists, or in this case, nurses/doctors. We use AI to do transcription, translation and ...
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

Renee Dubé Thousands of kilometres apart, and in incredibly different cultures; three linguists are doing their part to save the culture of their people through language. Masahiro Yamada and Natsuko Nakagawa in Japan and Kenny Pheasant in the United States are ...
The Weekly Roundup 30/01/20

Sign Languages: Their past, present and future

Renee Dubé For something that is used by an estimated 70 million people worldwide, 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 Transla ...
Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

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

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator.Ai, we work closely with the Internationalization And Localization industry. This industry has many different participants, and they use our technology in different ways. As a software firm, the hardest thing is to really understan ...
Mr Sh*thole: What To Do When Your AI Misbehaves

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

Tat Banerjee Today we look at a humorous articles which look at what happens when AI goes wrong. Here at VideoTranslator we like to keep abreast of the latest news in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Programming, Human Languages and C ...
One place, many languages

One place, many languages

Renee Dubé 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 ...
The Weekly Roundup 21/01/20

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

Renee Dubé We now well and truly know that Artificial Intelligence is here to stay (and in fact has been for quite some time), but what will become of it, and us, in the future? One author has some very interesting thoughts on how AI computing will reach beyond ...
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!

Renee Dubé Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could understand what our pets were trying to tell us? Having them be able to communicate if they like the food we give them, when they're not feeling well and when they want to be pet, would take out so much of the gue ...
3x Increase In Transcription Efficiency

3x Increase In Transcription Efficiency

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator, we do a lot of work in what is called the Internationalization And Localization industry. That being said, we are not transcribers, translators, or voice over artists. We use AI to do transcription, translation and synthetic (AI) ...
Happy Holidays from VideoTranslator!

Happy Holidays from VideoTranslator!

Tat Banerjee & Renee Dubé What a year it's been! From our launch in May we would not have believed we'd come so far in such a short amount of time. Thank You Thank you everyone for all your support! We want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope ...
The Weekly Roundup 17/12/19

The Weekly Roundup: For the Love of Language

Renee Dubé Language. It's something we're passionate about here at Video Translator, we can't get enough of it. And, judging by the news that's come out in the past week, there's a lot of folks out there who share our passion. We're delving into language from a ...
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?

Renee Dubé It seems like every week there are exciting new developments with artificial intelligence being used in the health, medicine and science fields; and that's because, well, there is. There is often quite a negative attitude amongst the public in relati ...
Changes In The Internationalization And Localization Industry

Changes In The Internationalization And Localization Industry

Tat Banerjee Rev.com, a online transcription platform, got in trouble last month. It picked up a negative profile last month by none other than the New York Times. Even worse was that Rev managed to become the poster child of gig-economy companies who mistreat wo ...
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.

Renee Dubé Considering it is something that keeps the human race going, maternal and placental health is still not properly understood, which proves extremely detrimental to the health of mother and baby during pregnancy. Thanks to a new development in AI techn ...
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?

Renee Dubé It's another AI focused week and with so much going on in the world of Artificial Intelligence, can you blame us? The field of medicine and science have long been advocates of using AI for the greater good and it appears there are some incredible tra ...
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

Renee Dubé It's the start of a new month and news from around the globe keeps on rolling in. This week we've learnt the power of YouTube, its content creators and their followers and how they're working together for the greater good. We also focus on the Wester ...
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

Renee Dubé Exciting news for content creators this week at Instagram's IGTV releases features that will allow videos to viewed as a series. Google is releasing an on-device transcribing app that may be a game-changer, plus just because we loved it so; a video s ...
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

Renee Dubé It's another big week in AI news, from assisting in search and rescue methods to aiding doctors in detecting brain bleeds, it's being proven time and time again how Artificial Intelligence can help humanity in meaningful ways. We also see that AI is ...
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

Renee Dubé More than just cute little stinkers, babies are exceptional learners, so good in fact that we're trying to simulate their learning process to assist AI in becoming evermore smarter. Our first article details just how babies learn and what they're doi ...
The Importance of Open Captions

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

Renee Dubé 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. We've mentioned before the need for more captions and subtitles to be present in cinemas and as hig ...
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

Renee Dubé The art of translation has been a skilled required by humans for over 2000 years, we've got a few interesting articles that highlight just how important it is and one translator shares with us what she's learnt after being in the business for 20 year ...
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

Renee Dubé There's been a lot going on with AI in particular this week. 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 t ...
The Weekly Roundup 24 September 2019

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

Renee Dubé Welcome to the Weekly Roundup! Each week we put together a list of articles featuring some of the most interesting ideas and news in the field. This week we take a look at how AI tools are helping to transform Indian healthcare, machine learning is b ...
8 Short Video Apps for Android | Best of 2019

The 8 Best Short Video Apps for Android

Kathleen Aikin and Renee Dubé Short video clips continue to gain in popularity along with social platforms like Instagram and Snapchap. As smartphone video technology has improved along with our access to video media online, there has been a growing need for short video apps on s ...
9 Best Short Video Apps you Need to Know About

9 of China's Best Short Video Apps

Kathleen Aikin and Renee Dubé Short video makers are an up and coming category of apps that are really hitting the ground running in China. Short video clips (even less than a second long) have been gaining in popularity along with social platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, an ...
Subtitling For The Win

Subtitling For The Win

Tat Banerjee It started with a Tweet, which was then picked up by the Guardian, re-Tweeted and the rest is history. The post got re-tweeted 70K+ times, and liked 74K+ times. That is clearly something which struck a cord. Why? Who is using subtitles or captions, w ...
The Growing Pains Of Diversity And A Possible Solution

The Growing Pains Of Diversity And A Possible Solution

Tat Banerjee This post is not really about diversity. It is about the granular challenges around governance in an increasingly complex world, and operational solutions which may work going forward. We look at three events which took place in this week. What the p ...
How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

How We Used SEO To Come Up With A New Name

Tat Banerjee Our original name was QBL Media, and our new name is videotranslator.ai. The original name did not really work, and was always a temporary name. This post covers some of the context of where our platform came from, and what changes happened in the co ...
How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

How To Use Auto Overlay To Simplify Transcription

Tat Banerjee We got this video from OSL Brokerage's LinkedIn page. We are not suggesting that we have any relationship with OSL, and largely, we are using this content to demonstrate the process by which video content can be translated. This specific video alread ...
We Just Launched And We Need Luck

We Just Launched And We Need Luck

Tat Banerjee For the last 2 years or so, we have been working on a new platform which we think will be super useful for content creators. This includes marketers for exporters, tourism concerns, media shops and everyday folks looking to build brands and businesse ...
We Have An Explainer Video

We Have An Explainer Video

Tat Banerjee We are a Sydney based, media focused technology platform provider, looking to make the world a more accessible place. Our primary value proposition is a transcription and translation platform, with a focus on audio and video content. Video Translator ...
Multi-Lingual Forms... What Black Magic Is This???

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

Tat Banerjee We live in a modern world, which means working with colleagues, internal and external stakeholder, and clients from different backgrounds. For everyday interactions, this is fine, but every now and then, it can get messy. Does this resonate with you? ...
Visual Guides: How To Manage Your Account

Visual Guides: How To Manage Your Account

Tat Banerjee In today's post we look at how to manage your account. This will cover Root and Management workspaces. The ordering reflects the navigation pane at the top right of the application. Please note, for more information covering how to add and remove lan ...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Tat Banerjee We had a very good 2018 here at Video Translator. While a challenging year, the majority of the platform was built in 2018. Oddly, doing hard things well is enormously empowering, if a little scary. Important events in 2018 included: Moved into Fish ...
Visual Guides: How To Sign-Up

Visual Guides: How To Sign-Up

Tat Banerjee The below describes how to sign-up to the Video Translator application. Following sign-up, how to login to the platform is also covered. Steps To sign-up for the application, please follow the below steps: Please direct your browser to videotransla ...