Google Translate is Not Good Enough for Court

By Atlas LS

This man was arrested because of Google Translate…but then was also alleviated from that arrest for the same reason. Foreign languages are tough, there’s no argument there. With the growing technological times and new “quick fixes” when it comes to things like translation, Google Translate can seem like a great tool. However, it is not … Continued

Facebook Messenger Translation – It’s Happening.

By Atlas LS

Facebook has announced at its’ F8 Conference that they will begin rolling out translation abilities within Facebook Messenger under the “M” suggestions.     Friends are now being created across language barriers thanks to this new feature. Chat Translation was announced as it begins rolling out within the “M Suggestions Assistant” found within the Facebook … Continued

6 Tiny Translation Mistakes that Made Big Problems

By Atlas LS

Speaking two different languages and translating two different languages are completely different things. Professional interpreters have special translation skills and work incredibly hard to continually develop those skills. That being said, one can notice the importance of professional interpretation most when translation mistakes are made. 6 Translation Mistakes that Prove the Importance of Professional Interpreters 1) … Continued

Google Translate: Is it helping or hurting how we travel?

By Atlas LS

Improvement or Ruin: Google Translate and Travel The Babel fish was created by Douglas Adams in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. The fish could translate any language when placed in the ear, making the small yellow creature which was leech like possible the strangest creature in the universe. Adams got this and other things … Continued

Translator Spotlight: Fernanda Pivano

By Atlas LS

For our next translator spotlight, we are featuring Italian translator, writer, journalist, and critic, Fernanda Pivano. Fernanda Pivano DOB: July 18, 1917 DOD: August 18, 2009   1917 – Fernanda Pivano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1917. Genoa is the 6th largest city in Italy and the capital of the ITalian region of Liguria. … Continued

Why AI Has Not Mastered Language Translation

By Atlas LS

The human race has come a long way in terms of connectivity. In today’s more modern times, the technology created and used to communicate with others is astounding. However, the language barriers of the past are still challenging in the present when it comes to business and marketing. When businesses need to communicate with others … Continued

Here’s Why Google Translate Will Never Outsmart Humans

By Atlas LS

Google Can’t Translate “Ness” – I can explain. The reason why google translate will never outsmart humans is that it cannot – and it may not – ever be able to translate our humanness. Sure that sounds poetic but the concept is quite non-fictitious. Google is impressive, quite marvelous really, nonetheless, Google is a machine, … Continued

Woofs to Words – Former Professor Working on a Dog Translation Device

By Atlas LS

Con Slobodchikoff is a retired professor of biological sciences at Northern Arizona University. He has spent the last 30 years studying the behavior of prairie dogs. His reason for doing so might seem a bit unorthodox, but his goal is to manufacture a translation device for cats and dogs. In recent years, he has used … Continued