Discussions around how the robots will take over and human interaction will be replaced by bot interaction are sweeping across almost every social scene. Recently, companies like Amazon and Starbucks have announced new innovations that intentionally minimize the need to interact with other people even further. Although online shopping still sometimes requires you to open the door to a postman, even that basic interaction is under siege. This shift away from human interactions has been decades in the making, but with technological developments offered at lower cost it’s now gained pace.
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TAUS Asia Conference returned to Beijing in March, and welcomed business leaders and academics from across the Asia Pacific region. The event focused on major developments within machine translation (MT) and machine learning (ML), and how these innovations can help Chinese businesses engage with a global audience. The annual event also championed innovation in the language services industry and the development of certain translation technologies.
Data are indispensable in almost any business and industry these days. The translation and content delivery industry is no exception. Data are the key to efficiency improvements (think of machine translation and translation memory leveraging) and to quality control and process management and automation. TAUS has a unique position in the global translation industry as a neutral and independent language data network.