International Translation Day

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September 30th was International Translation Day. It’s an opportunity for us linguists to celebrate our work and to spread awareness about the importance of language access and the translation and interpretation professions. 

If you receive my newsletters or read this blog, chances are you know how important human translators are. But what about AI and machine translation, like Google Translate? Well, machine translation is quite helpful at times! There are other times when a human translator is necessary. 

Here is a simple way to tell if machine translation or human translation is best for the task at hand:

So, there you have it. Don’t be like KFC. Make sure to use the right tool for the task!

Published by Alison Trujillo

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