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Shohei Ohtani’s Japanese interpreter under the microscope

解释, 道德, and the importance of professionalism in language access By: Ben Karl, James Kirchner, Christina Guerrero-Harmon, and Jamie Hartz Given that language professionals often work behind the scenes, it’s uncommon for the outside world to take an interest in what interpreters do. Ippei Mizuhara, the now fired and disgraced…

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Using AI for Translation: (When) is it Safe?

By Corinne McKay If you’re a translation buyer, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz lately about the artificial intelligence/machine translation (AI/MT) boom. No question about it, automated translation has come a long way since the early days of Google Translate. But is it, or when is it and when…

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Which Spanish variant should you choose for your translation?

Image generated with Adobe Firefly By Molly Yurick | Compass author The Spanish language is as beautiful as it is diverse. It’s a global language with an estimated 500 million native speakers and is the official language of 21 countries. But every country, culture, and community uses Spanish in its…


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