Weekly Roundup

The Girls and Women Revitalising Canada's Indigenous Languages

Renee Dubé: 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. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider More ...

Fighting the Coronavirus and E. Coli with Machine Learning

Renee Dubé: March 1, 2020 When it comes to combatting 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 More ...

AI & Wildlife Preservation

Renee Dubé: February 13, 2020 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 righ More ...

Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Renee Dubé: 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." Currently websites are availabl More ...

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

Renee Dubé: 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. Masahiro Yamada and Natsuko Nakagawa in Japan and Kenny Pheasant in the United States are More ...

Sign Languages: Their past, present and future

Renee Dubé: January 30, 2020 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 T More ...

One place, many languages

Renee Dubé: 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 Melbourn More ...

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

Renee Dubé: January 21, 2020 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 More ...

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: January 8, 2020 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 muc More ...

The Weekly Roundup: For the Love of Language

Renee Dubé: December 17, 2019 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 in More ...

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: December 10, 2019 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 More ...

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: November 26, 2019 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 More ...

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: November 12, 2019 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 incredib More ...

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: November 5, 2019 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 f More ...

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: October 29, 2019 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 v More ...

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: October 22, 2019 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 More ...

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

Renee Dubé: October 8, 2019 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 More ...

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: October 1, 2019 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 earbud More ...