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AI Translation

Introduction.

Today, with even the smallest enterprise potentially serving a global client base, the need to communicate across languages is growing rapidly. Almost without exception, people respond better to the language they grew up speaking. To effectively communicate to people, it’s not enough to speak a language that they understand.

One must speak to them in the language their heart speaks. This is the reason that demand for translation services is booming and that is how Translation is contributing in the Global Economy.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has penetrated numerous aspects of our lives in recent years, thanks to improvements in the field of machine learning, there’s every chance you’ve already seen AI translation in action, whether on your Facebook feed or through browsing international pages. Or you might probably have used Google Translate.

will It Work?

Will translation programs ever become good enough to take over from human translators?

The Answer is pretty simple here, AI may sound Legit and despite its rising popularity, AI translation is not quite there yet compared to experienced human translators. Among many of the major reasons it Lacks common sense and grammatically awkward mistakes making it imperfect to be of much use. AI translations can be unreliable, offensively wrong, or utterly unintelligible. It has no guarantees in regards to accuracy and often miss negation, whole words, or entire phrases. The costs of translation failures are often more than just financial. Miscommunication can lead to loss of reputation, legal exposure, physical harm, or even industrial disasters. For this reason, clear, accurate and effective communication is necessary.

None of this is to say that AI translation is a pointless endeavor by any means. While an instant translation may be useful on the go but a company translating their website, for example, should have their entire site translated by human experts rather than machines. AI translation is not quite as good as it is being purported to be. It still fails at many essential aspects of translation, and is very far from superseding humans. It is still far from reliable. We can translate well enough for humans to get the idea, but not reliably enough for applications where accuracy is crucial.

Conclusion

AI translation seems pretty extraordinary, but is it really comparable to human translation? Not at all. It is in fact still flawed in a lot of ways that are distinctively unhuman. Meanwhile, AI is developing rapidly, and new advances are reported every now and then. However, we still cannot rely on AI translations. If one needs something translated from another language, they should weigh up the cost of a bad translation against the cost of using a human translator. A bad translation will not only cost business turnaround to be longer but it also costs more money to resolve the mistakes.