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November 30, 2022 00:11:24
How Does Language Shape the Way we Perceive the World? | November 2022

How Does Language Shape the Way we Perceive the World? | November 2022

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is usually reserved for introductory college linguistics courses — but the debate surrounding it is an undeniably fascinating conversation for language professionals as well.  ...

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November 30, 2022 00:11:38
Media Access Services: What is so important about them? | November 2022

Media Access Services: What is so important about them? | November 2022

Every day, we listen to music, enjoy our favorite shows, watch the news, listen to audiobooks and podcasts while driving or going to work — but these forms of media are not accessible for everyone. ...

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November 30, 2022 00:04:09
Training AI to read your lips — in multiple languages

Training AI to read your lips — in multiple languages

While widely used speech recognition tools like Siri or Otter generally analyze audio alone, researchers have also made progress in developing visual speech recognition (VSR) models, which rely on visual input to identify what a speaker is saying. ...

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November 29, 2022 00:03:51
A $350 million initiative to improve vaccine rates among underserved communities — including those with limited English proficiency

A $350 million initiative to improve vaccine rates among underserved communities — including those with limited English proficiency

On Nov. 22, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced a $350 million initiative to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in underserved communities. That includes efforts to expand on translation and interpretation services to make the vaccines more accessible to individuals with limited English proficiency.  ...

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November 29, 2022 00:04:05
Do we have enough (human) translators and interpreters to help vulnerable communities?

Do we have enough (human) translators and interpreters to help vulnerable communities?

Refugee crises across the globe this year — from the European Union to Martha’s Vineyard — have highlighted the importance of maintaining a large, diverse workforce of human translators and interpreters. ...

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November 22, 2022 00:05:22
Machine translation is no substitute for humans when it comes to law enforcement

Machine translation is no substitute for humans when it comes to law enforcement

When officers arrived at the scene of a violent confrontation and questioned a bystander, they relied on a free machine translation tool to communicate with him. MultiLingual spoke with Utrilla last week to learn more about the case and how his testimony on speech technology and MT factored into the bystander’s eventual acquittal. ...

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