A Translator’s Take on MT

A Translator’s Take on MT

There’s been a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence and machine learning lately. Both technologies are being heavily invested in, and their practical use cases range from gimmicky to life-changing. Depending on who you ask, emotions surrounding the topic range from optimism to fear. Freelance translators often loathe the rise of machine translation engines – automated systems that can translate entire documents by themselves, and quite well too. These engines can pose a threat to our livelihood, and sketch a possible future where humans merely function as guidance, while machines do the real grunt work. The same work that we as translators love so much.

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